Safety in God

When, overwhelmed with grief, My heart within me dies

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 237 hymnals

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1 When overwhelmed with grief,
My heart within me dies;
Helpless, and far from all relief,
To heaven I lift mine eyes.

2 O, lead me to the Rock,
That's high above my head;
And make the covert of thy wings
My shelter and my shade.

3 Within thy presence, Lord,
Forever I'll abide;
Thou art the tower of my defense,
The refuge where I hide.

4 Thou givest me the lot
Of those that fear thy name;
If endless life be their reward,
I shall possess the same.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #764

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: When, overwhelmed with grief, My heart within me dies
Title: Safety in God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7334
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #149

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #323

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #323

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #323

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d176

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d105

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #422

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.LXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.LXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #291

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d323

A Liturgy for the New Church #d110

A Liturgy for the New Church. 3rd ed. #d110

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A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors #53

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #415

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #274

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #140

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #291

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #291

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #699

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American Psalmody #44a

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1012

Cantica Laudis #d344

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Carmina Sacra #164b

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #413

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Christian Melodies #134

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Christian Melodies #134

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Christian Praise #256

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Christian Praise #256

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1044

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Church Choral-Book #297

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #110

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Church Hymn Book #P.LXI

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1147

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Church Melodies #515

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Church music #CCIV

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #396

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Church Poetry #38b

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Church Psalmist #P61b

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Church Psalmist #P61b

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Church Psalmist #P61b

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Church Psalmody #P61.2

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Church Psalmody #P61b

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Church Psalmody #48

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d805

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #112b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #105a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LXI

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #130a

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Dyer's Psalmist #261

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Evangelical Musick #43a

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d361

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #378

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #445

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #445

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #300

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #506

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Hymnal #120

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #326

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Hymns and Chants #123

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d424

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P15

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P15

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d322

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #469

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #469

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Hymns for Christian Melody #405

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Hymns for Public Worship #279

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Hymns for Social Meetings #10

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Hymns for Social Worship #191

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d237

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #884

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d349

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1283

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d280

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Hymns #958

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Hymns #958

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Hymns #958

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P61b

Melodies of the Church #d1099

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New Union Hymns #29

Parish Psalmody #d930

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