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All ye who laugh and sport with death

All ye who laugh and sport with death

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 25 hymnals

Representative Text

1 All ye who laugh and sport with death,
And say, there is no hell;
The gasp of your expiring breath
Will send you there to dwell.

2 When iron slumbers bind your flesh,
With strange surprise you'll find
Immortal vigour springs afresh,
And tortures wake the mind!

3 Then you'll confess the frightful names
Of plagues, you scorn'd before,
No more shall look like idle drams,
Like foolish tales no more.

4 Then shall ye curse that fatal day,
With flames upon your tongues,
When you exchang'd your souls away
For vanity and songs.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #236

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 >

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First Line: All ye who laugh and sport with death
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Selection of Hymns #7

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Evangelical Hymns #137

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Hymns for Christian Melody #203

Hymns of Zion #d8

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #236

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Hymns, Selected and Original #236

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Hymns #236

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Hymns #236

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Hymns #236

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Hymns #236

Select Hymns #d16

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Select Hymns #98

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #303

Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #d2

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Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #17

The Baptist Harmony #d7

The Baptist Harmony #d7

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The Baptist Hymn Book #721

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The Saint's Harp #15

Village Hymns #d12

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #29

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #29

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #29

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