7 Children, in years and knowledge young,
Your parents’ hope, your parents’ joy,
Attend the counsels of my tongue,
Let pious thoughts your minds employ.
8 If you desire length of days,
And peace to crown your mortal state,
Restrain your feet from impious ways,
Your lips from slander and deceit.
9 The eyes of God regard his saints,
His ears are open to their cries;
He sets his frowning face against
The sons of violence and lies.
10 To humble souls and broken hearts
God with his grace is ever nigh;
Pardon and hope his love imparts
When men in deep contrition lie.
11 He tells their tears, he counts their groans,
His Son redeems their souls from death;
His spirit heals their broken bones,
His praise employs their tuneful breath.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXXIV.II
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|The Cyber Hymnal #810||Children, in Years and Knowledge Young||Children, in years and knowledge young||ABSCHIED||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|