Not from the dust affliction grows

Not from the dust affliction grows

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: RESIGNATION (15653)
Published in 49 hymnals

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Not from the dust affliction grows,
Nor troubles rise by chance;
Yet we are born to cares and woes;
A sad inheritance!

As sparks break out from burning coals,
And still are upwards borne
So grief is rooted in our souls,
And man grows lip to mourn.

Yet with my God I leave my cause,
And trust his promised grace;
He rules me by his well-known laws
Of love and righteousness.

Not all the pains that e'er I bore
Shall spoil my future peace,
For death and hell can do no more
Than what my Father please.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #67

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: Not from the dust affliction grows
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Not from the dust affliction grows. I. Watts. [Affliction of God.] Published in his Hymns, &c, 1709, Bk. i., No. 83, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence has passed into a few hymnals. In the Translations and Paraphrases of the Church of Scotland, which were authorized in 1781, this hymn (No. 5) is included in a new form as, “Tho' trouble springs not from the dust." In this form Watts is reproduced in everything but the actual words. By whom this recast was made is not known. In the marked copy of the Translations & Paraphrases, by the daughter of W. Cameron it is left a blank.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #150Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #361Page Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d164
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXIXPage Scan
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) #750Page 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.I.83Page Scan
Gospel Voices No.3 #d178
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.LXXXIIIPage Scan
Hymns Selected #d147
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d147
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d223
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #458Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d514
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #458TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #458Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #458Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #458Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #458Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d534
Parish Psalmody #d547
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H36Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d559
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d574
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d615
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.83Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #291Page Scan
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d111
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #102bPage Scan
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.) #79Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #752Page Scan
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d223
The Christian Lyre #101Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #101Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #101Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d652
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #435Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d387
The Good Old Songs #d384
The Millennial Harp #d274
The Millennial Harp #d144
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d410
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #67TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d154
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXXXIIITextPage 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.) #A83Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d554
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d580
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #614Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d309



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