Dangerous Prosperity; or, Daily Devotions encouraged

Let sinners take their course

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: FLORIDA
Published in 143 hymnals

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1. Let sinners take their course,
And choose the road to death;
But in the worship of my God,
I’ll spend my daily breath.

2. My thoughts address His throne,
When morning brings the light;
I’ll seek His blessings ev’ry noon,
And pay my vows at night.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #203

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: Let sinners take their course
Title: Dangerous Prosperity; or, Daily Devotions encouraged
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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