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Let children that would fear the Lord

Let children that would fear the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 40 hymnals

Full Text

Let children that would fear the Lord
Hear what their teachers say;
With reverence meet their parents’ word,
And with delight obey.

Have you not heard what dreadful plagues
Are threaten’d by the Lord,
To him that breaks his father’s law,
Or mocks his mother’s word?

What heavy guilt upon him lies!
How cursed is his name!
The ravens shall pick out his eyes,
And eagles eat the same.

But those who worship God, and give
Their parents honour due,
Here on this earth they long shall live,
And live hereafter, too.

Divine and Moral Songs, 1866

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Let children that would fear the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



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Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #23Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d77
Hymns for Schools and Families #d265
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #316Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d121
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #250Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #250Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of Children #XXIIIPage Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #280Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d96
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d231
One Hundred Progressive Hymns #33Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d422
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d110
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S177Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S338Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S177Page Scan
Sabbath School Vocalist #d49
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #118Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #158Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #96Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #159Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #410Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d210
The Child's Hymn Book #141Page Scan
The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d103
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #434Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d525
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #895Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #271Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lute: a selection of hymns and appropriate melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #97Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lyre #d77
The Sabbath School Lyre: a collection of hymns and music, original and selected, for general use in sabbath schools #68Page Scan
The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d19
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #747TextPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d213
Union Hymns. Rev. #d217
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #23Page Scan
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