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O for a strong, a lasting faith

O for a strong, a lasting faith

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: TRURO (Miller)
Published in 25 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, for a strong, a lasting faith
To credit what the Almighty saith!
To embrace the message of his Son!
And call the joys of heaven our own!

2 Then, should the earth's old pillars shake.
And all the wheels of nature break,
Our steady souls should fear no more
Than solid rocks when billows roar.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #151

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O for a strong, a lasting faith
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #189

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d632

Hymns for Schools and Families #d107

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Hymns for Schools and Families #94

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Laudes Domini #151

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Laudes Domini #252

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #157

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #157

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d343

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad767

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b211

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #211

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #211

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Songs for the Sanctuary #211

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Songs for the Sanctuary #211

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Songs for the Sanctuary #211

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #154

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d626

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The New Laudes Domini #266

The Saints' Harp #d591

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d625

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d396

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