Naked as from the earth we came

Naked as from the earth we came, And crept to life at first.

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 112 hymnals

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Naked as from the earth we came,
And crept to life at first,
We to the earth return again,
And mingle with our dust.

The dear delights we here enjoy,
And fondly call our own,
Are but short favors borrowed now,
To be repaid anon.

'Tis God that lifts our comforts high,
Or sinks them in the grave;
He gives, and, blessed be his name!
He takes but what he gave.

Peace, all our angry passions, then;
Let each rebellious sigh
Be silent at his sovereign will,
And every murmur die.

If smiling mercy crown our lives,
Its praises shall be spread;
And we'll adore the justice too
That strikes our comforts dead.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #331

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: Naked as from the earth we came, And crept to life at first.
Title: Naked as from the earth we came
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Naked as from the earth we came. I. Watts. [Submission.] First published in his Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707 (edition 1709, Bk. i., No. v.), on Job i. 21, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Submission to afflictive Providence." In this form its use is limited. In the 1745 Draft Translations and Paraphrases of the Church of Scotland it was included, unaltered; but in the authorized edition of 1781, No. iii., it was given in a recast form, in which stanzas i.-iii. were Watts's rewritten, and stanza iv. was new. This recast, which has been in use in the Church of Scotland for more than one hundred years, is claimed for W. Cameron in the markings by his daughter of the 1781 Translations & Paraphrases.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #518Page Scan
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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #IIITextPage Scan
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The Christian Psalter #d363
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The Millennial Harp #d271
The Millennial Harp #d142
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