My Soul Forsakes Her Vain Delight

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My soul forsakes her vain delight,
And bids the world farewell,
Base as the dirt beneath thy feet,
And mischievous as hell.
No longer will I ask your love,
Nor seek your friendship more;
The happiness that I approve,
Is not within your power.



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #128

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: My soul forsakes her vain delight
Title: My Soul Forsakes Her Vain Delight
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #158Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #310Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #617Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d341
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d337
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #409Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLXVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #310Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #310Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.II.10Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d602
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d701
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H588Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #588Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #159Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #303Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d206
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d245
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d250
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #47Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #47Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d194
Hymns for Christian Melody #374Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d313
Hymns Selected #d138
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d138
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #588Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d669
Parish Psalmody #d511
Parish Psalmody #d524
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d556
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d596
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.10Text
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #517Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #641Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d190
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d317
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #189Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #618Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #157.618Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #618Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d380
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #984Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #497Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d117
The Christian Hymn Book #d424
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d177
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d428
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #26Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #315Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #514Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #25Page Scan
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d354
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #393Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #310Page Scan
The Praise #d168
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #543Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #543Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #560Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #349Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d147
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B10Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.130Page Scan
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The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d564
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