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Be you to others kind and true

Be you to others kind and true, As you'd have others be to you

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Tune: THE GOLDEN RULE
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Be you to others kind and true,
And always unto others do,
As you'd have others do to you.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #102

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: Be you to others kind and true, As you'd have others be to you
Title: Be you to others kind and true
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Worship in Song #102

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