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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 Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #165

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #822

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d129

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #500

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A New Version of the Psalms of David #HLXIII

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d167

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #133

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CXXXIII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #133

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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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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #555

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Church Psalmist #245

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Church Psalmist #245

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Church Psalmist #245

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Church Psalmody #H595

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Church Psalmody #595

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Conference Hymns #T20

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Conference Hymns #88

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXXVI

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXXVI

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.XXXVI

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Dyer's Psalmist #420

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d150

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.XXXII

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Hymns for Christian Melody #842

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1073

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d198

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d144

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

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Hymns, Selected and Original #224

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

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Hymns #224

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Hymns #224

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Hymns #224

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Hymns #224

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #595

Melodies of the Church #d429

Parish Psalmody #d312

Parish Psalmody #d320

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #330

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d62

Prison Hymn Book #d134

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d340

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d328

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.32

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #148

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Psalms and Hymns #647

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S419

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Revival Hymns #32

Sacred poetry #d203

Sacred Poetry #d202

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Sacred Poetry #H.CXVI

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Seamen's Hymns #245

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d273

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #431

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Social Psalmist #245

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d334

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The Baptist Harp #554

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #920

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #326.920

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #330

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The Baptist Hymn Book #920

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The Baptist Praise Book #593

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The Baptist Psalmody #1162

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The Book of Worship #416

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #666

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #679

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d113

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The Christian Hymn Book #1052

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #20

The Christian Hymnal #d293

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The Christian Hymnal #584

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The Christian Psalmist #527

The Christian Psalter #d240

The Church Hymn Book #d411

The Church Hymn Book #d218

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The Columbian Repository #536

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #533

The Devotional Hymn Book #d204

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The Harp #952

The King's Message in Song #d54

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The Lyrica #416

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d227

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad227

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