The Lord of glory is my light

The Lord of glory is my light, And my salvation too

Author: Isaac Watts
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1 The Lord of glory is my light,
And my salvation too;
God is my strength; nor will I fear
What all my foes can do.

Refrain:
When troubles rise and storms appear,
There may his children hide.
God has a strong pavilion, where
He makes my soul abide.

2 One privilege my heart desires,
Oh, grant me an abode
Among the churches of thy saints,
The temples of my God! [Refrain]

3 There shall I offer my requests,
And see thy beauty still;
Shall hear thy messages of love,
And there inquire thy will. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #337

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: The Lord of glory is my light, And my salvation too
Title: The Lord of glory is my light
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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