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IMITATED IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE
AND APPLIED TO THE
Christian State and Worship.
BY I. WATTS, D. D.
All things must be fulfilled which were written in....the
Psalms concerning me...... ....Luke xxiv. 44.
us should not be made perfect..........Heb. xi, 32, 40.
With a brief Sketch of the Author's Life.
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BY LINCOLN AND EDMANDS.
BRIEF SKETCH OF DR. WATTS.
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DR. ISAAC WATTS, a learned and eminent dissenting minister, was borr, at Southampton, 1674, of parents remarkable for piety and virtue. From his infancy, be discovered a strong propensity to learning; and was early distinguished for the sprightliness of his wit ; which, even in the years of younger life, was regulated by a deep sense of religion. At the school at Southampton, he was taught Latin, Greek, and Hebrew; and in 1690 was sent to an academy in London, to complete his education. His tutor declared that during the whole tiine of bis tuition at this academy, he was not only so inoffensive as never to give occasion for reproof; but so exemplary that he often proposed bim as a pattern io his other pupils.
In 1696, he was invited by Sir John Hartopp, to reside in his famiJy at Stoke Newington, as tutor to his son
Here he continued about four years: and acquitted himself with fidelity and reputation. Believing it to be his duty, he determined to devote his life to the pastoral office, of the importance of which, he had a deep sense upon his mind. He began to preach on his birth-day, 1695, when he had completed his 34th year; and he met with general acceptance.
In 1712, he had a severe fever, which, by its violence and continuance, reduced him so much that he never perfectly recovered. The languishing state of his health drew upon him the attention of Sir Thomas Abney, who received him into his house; where, with a constancy of friendship and uniformity of conduct not often to be found, he was treated for thirty six years, with all the kindness that friendship could prompt, and all the attention that respect could dictate. From the time of his reception in this family, bis life was no otherwise diversified than by successive labours for the good of mankind; the number and variety of which show the 10tenseness of his industry, and the extent of his capacity. In 1728, the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, without his knowbedse, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
His writings are so numerous, that in this sketch we cannot even give a list of them. They were collected and published in 1734, in 6 vols. quarto. His Lyric Poems, bis Psalms and Hymns, and his Divine Songs for children, are a sufficient proof of his poetical talents. They have had an amazing number of editions. His treatise on Logic, a masterly perfarinance, has been long Used in the most distinguished seminario His "Improvement of the Mini " is an excellent work, which may be recoinmended to all young persons.
This worthy and exemplary man became, towards the end of his days, so infirm that he was confined to his chamber and his bed, where he was worn gradually away, without pain, till be expred in the 75th year of Sis age.
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TO FIND ANY PSALM BY THE FIRST LINE.
ALL ye that love
Page 310 Firm was my health, 64 Almighty Ruler 23 Fools in their hearts 32 Amidst thy wrath
84 Forever blessed be the 295 Among th' assemblies 165 Forever shall my song
173 Among the princes, 172 From age to age exalt 220 And will the God of grace165 From all that dwell 238 Are all the foes of Zion 115 From deep distress 273 Are sinners now so 33
G Arise, my gracious God VIVE thanks to God, 219 Awake, ye saints, to 279 B
Give thanks to God most 282
238 G :
Behold the morning 45 Give to our God immortal 284 Behold the love,
77 Give to the Lord, ye sons 63 Behold the sure
240 God in his earthly temple 173 Behold thy waiting 251 God is the refuge of his 98 Bless, O my soul, 206 God, my supporter 149 Blest are the sons of peace 276 God of my childhood 144 Blest are the souls that 176 God of eternal love
218 Blest are the undeal'd 243 God of my life,
87 Blest is the man, forever 68 God of my mercy
225 Blest is the man, whose 91 Good is the Lord,
131 Blest is the man who shuns 7 Great is the Lord, exalted 279 Blest is the nation where 70 Great is the Lord; his 229 с
Great is the Lord our God 100 , 74 , 167
151 Come, let our voices join 193 Great God, indulge 125 Come, sound his praise 192,Great God, whose 145 Consider all my sorrows 255 Great God, the heavens 47 D
Great Shepherd of thine 162 VID rejoic'd in God 51
Happy is he that 23)
123 Happy the city where 296 Exalt the Lord our 199 Happy the man to wbom 68
Happy the man whose 9 AR as name is 101 me, hide 203
176 Father. I sing thy 140 Help, Lord, for men
29 Tirm and unmoy'd are 266]He reigns, the Lord,
Come, children learn 73 Great God, mitendit
D Deep in our hearts
EARLY, my God,
Flachery blesse tiny, 253
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Table of Psalms.
Jesus shall reign where'er 146 Mercy and judgment 201
Joy to the world! the Lord198 Mine eyes and my desire 60
Judge me, O Lord, 61 My God, accept my early 292
Judges, who rule the 120 My God, consider 253
Just are thy ways, 42 My God, how many 13
My God, in whom 119
195 My God, my everlasting 143
Let all the heathen 248 My God, my King,
Let ehildren hear 159 My God, permit my 126
Let every creature join 308 My God, the steps of pious 83
Let every tongue 298 My God, what inward 288
Let God arise
135 My heart rejoices
Let God the Father, 311|My never ceasing song 174
Let sinners take their 117 My refuge is the God 27
Lot Zion and her sons 205 My righteous Judge, 293
Let Zion in her King 99 My Saviour and my King 95
Shepherd will supply 55 Praise ye the Lord; my 299
O a blessed souls are
238 Sweet is the memory
O for a shout of sacred 100
115 Tbee will I love, O Lord, 40
O happy man whose soul 270 The God of glory sends 109
O that the Lord would 252 The Lord, how wondrous 208
O that thy statutes, 256 The Lord is come, 196
O thou that hear'st 13 The Lord Jebovah reigns 189
O thou, whose grace 264 The Lord my shepherd is 56
O thoni, whose justice 118 The Lord of glory is my 62
Our God, our help 180 The Lord of glory reigns, 188
Our land, O Lord, 50 The Lord, the Judge, 105
Out of the deeps of long 272 The Lord, the Judge, his 107
what a stiff rebellious 159 'The Lord, the sovereigo 211