Our sins, alas, how strong they be!

Our sins, alas, how strong they be!

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MEAR
Published in 57 hymnals

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Our sins, alas, how strong they be!
And like a violent sea,
They break our duty, Lord, to thee,
And hurry us away.

The waves of trouble, how they rise!
How loud the tempests roar!
But death shall land our weary souls
Safe on the heav'nly shore.

There, to fulfil his sweet commands,
Our speedy feet shall move
No sin shall clog our winged zeal,
Or cool our burning love.

There shall we sit, and sing, and tell
The wonders of his grace,
Till heav'nly raptures fire our hearts,
And smile in every face.

For ever his dear sacred name
Shall dwell upon our tongue,
And Jesus and salvation be
The close of every song.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.86

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: Our sins, alas, how strong they be!
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d610
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #588Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #588Page 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) #508Page Scan
Always Welcome: a choice collection of song gems for the Sunday Shcool, prayer and praise meetings and the home circle #59Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #148cPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #581Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #309Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #309Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #219Page Scan
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #86Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d852
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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H402Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #402Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #218Page Scan
Fount of Blessing: a choice collection of sacred melodies, suitable for sunday schools, bible classes, prayer and praise meetings, gospel temperance meetings, and the home circles #33Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #565Page Scan
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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.LXXXVIPage Scan
Hymns Selected #d166
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d165
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #402Page 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... #d816
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H144Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d668
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.86Text
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... #177Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #435Page Scan
Revival Hymns #d49
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.) #1280Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1273Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d143
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #531Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #254Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #590Page Scan
The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #49Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #300Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1155Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1155Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1177Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #687Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.LXXXVITextPage 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.) #B86Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #347aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d854
The Sanctus #d192
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #341Page Scan
The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d187
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