Now Shall My Solemn Vows Be Paid

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Isaac Watts, 1674-1748

Now shall my solemn vows be paid
To that Almighty Power,
That heard the long requests I made
In my distressful hour.

2. My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make his mercies known;
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders he has done.

3. When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought his heav'nly aid;
He saved my sinking soul from hell,
And death's eternal shade.

4. If sin lay covered in my heart,
While prayer employed my tongue,
The Lord had shown me no regard,
Nor I his praises sung.

5. But God (his name be ever blest)
Has set my spirit free;
Nor turned from him my poor request,
Nor turned his heart from me.

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