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Why should I love my sports so well

Why should I love my sports so well

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 21 hymnals

Full Text

Why should I love my sports so well,
So constant at my play,
And lose the thoughts of heaven and hell,
And then forget to pray?

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What do I read my Bible for,
But, Lord, to learn thy will?
And shall I daily know thee more,
And less obey thee still?

How senseless is my heart, and wild!
How vain are all my thoughts!
Pity the weakness of a child,
And pardon all my faults.

Make me thy heavenly voice to hear,
And let me love to pray;
Since God will lend a gracious ear
To what a child can say.



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXIV

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: Why should I love my sports so well
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #45
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXIVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXXIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #24Page Scan
Family Hymns #d288
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #229Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d571
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #348Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d253
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d279
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d257
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d203
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d319
Songs, Divine and Moral #112Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d195
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #238Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d498
The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d49
Union Hymns. Rev. #d495
Union Hymns. Rev. #d511
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #24Page Scan



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