Frailty and Folly

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1 How short and hasty is our life!
How vast our souls' affairs!
Yet senseless mortals vainly strive
To lavish out their years,
To lavish out their years.

2 Our days run thoughtlessly along,
Without a moment's stay;
Just like a story, or a song
We pass our lives away,
We pass our lives away.

3 God from on high invites us home,
But we march heedless on,
And ever hastening to the tomb,
Stoop downwards as we run,
Stoop downwards as we run.

4 How we deserve the deepest hell,
That slight the joys above!
What chains of vengeance should we feel,
That break such cords of love!
That break such cords of love!

5 Draw us, O Saviour, with Thy grace,
And lift our thoughts on high,
That we may end this mortal race,
And see salvation nigh,
And see salvation nigh.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #372

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: How short and hasty is our life!
Title: Frailty and Folly
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d322

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXXXIII

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #287

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #372

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #XXXVI

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Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d198

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #224

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #71

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Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d328

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The Baptist Hymn Book #920

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1162

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