When I ask God to hear my cry

When I ask God to hear my cry

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Published in 1 hymnal

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When I ask God to hear my cry,
the wicked fear and flee;
so swift is prayer to reach the sky,
so near is God to me.

In God, most holy, just and true,
I have reposed my trust;
nor will I dread what others do;
My fears are calmed and hushed.

Your solemn vows are with me, Lord,
and you receive my praise;
I'll sing, "How faithful is your word!
How righteous all your ways!"

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #23

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: When I ask God to hear my cry
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Source: Psalm 56, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.