Divine Instruction

Where shall the man be found

Author: Isaac Watts
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7 Where shall the man be found,
That fears t’offend his God,
That loves the gospel’s joyful sound,
And trembles at the rod?

8 The Lord shall make him know
The secrets of his heart,
The wonders of his cov'enant show,
And all his love impart.

9 The dealings of his pow'r
Are truth and mercy still,
With such as keep his cov’nant sure,
And love to do his will.

10 Their souls shall dwell at ease
Before their Maker’s face,
Their seed shall taste the promises
In their extensive grace.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXV.II

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: Where shall the man be found
Title: Divine Instruction
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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