I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath

Author: Isaac Watts

This chart compares versions of the English text of I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath, as it appears in different publications.

Minor punctuation, capitalization, and spelling differences are shown, in addition to more substantial differences in words, phrases, or verses.

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1. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
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1. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
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And when my voice is lost in death,
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And when my voice is lost in death,
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Praise shall employ my noblest powers.
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Praise shall employ my noblest powers.
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My days of praise shall ne’er by past
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My days of praise shall ne’er be past
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While life and thought and being last,
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While life and thought and being last
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Or immortality endures.
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2. Happy the man whose hopes rely
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On Israel’s God. He made the sky
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And earth and sea, with all their train.
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His truth forever stands secure;
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He saves oppressed ones, feeds the poor,
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He saves oppressed ones, feeds the poor,
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And none shall find his promise vain.
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3. The Lord pours eyesight on the blind.
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The Lord supports the fainting mind.
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He sends the laboring conscience peace.
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He helps the stranger in distress,
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The widow, and the fatherless,
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The widow, and the fatherless,
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And grants the prisoner sweet release.
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4. I’ll praise him while he lends me breath;
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And when my voice is lost in death,
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Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
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My days of praise shall ne’er be past
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While life and thought and being last,
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While life and thought and being last,
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While life and thought and being last,
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Or immortality endures.
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Or immortality endures.
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2. Happy the man whose hopes rely
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On Israel’s God; He made the sky,
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And earth and sea, with all their train.
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His truth forever stands secure;
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He saves the opprest, He feeds the poor,
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And none shall find His promise vain.
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3. The Lord gives eyesight to the blind;
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The Lord supports the fainting mind;
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He sends the laboring conscience peace,
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He helps the stranger in distress,
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The widow and the fatherless,
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And grants the prisoner sweet release.
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4. I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath,
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And when my voice is lost in death,
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Praise shall employ my nobler powers,
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My days of praise shall ne’er be past
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While life and thought and being last,
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Or immortality endures.
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The text of this song is in public domain (originally published before 1927, or published before 1964 and not renewed).