Sinner, O, why so thoughtless grown?

Sinner, O, why so thoughtless grown?

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SESSIONS
Published in 130 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sinner, O why so Thoughtless grown?
Why in such dreadful Haste to die;
Daring to leap to Worlds unknown,
Heedless against thy God to fly?

2 Will ye frustrate Eternal Grace,
Urg'd on by Sin's fantastick Dreams,
Madly attempt th'infernal Gate,
And force thy Passage to the Flames?

3 Stay, Sinner, on the Gospel Plains,
Behold the God of Love unfold
The Myst'ry of his Dying Pains,
For ever telling, yet untold.

Source: The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #S.XXIV

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: Sinner, O, why so thoughtless grown?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XVIII

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d137

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d82

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #169

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #643

A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d430

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #784

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d421

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d265

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #418

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCCIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCCIV

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #98

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #581

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d547

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d201

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d162

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Baptist Hymn Book #a863

Carols of Grace #d44

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Choice Hymns #120

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #66

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d797

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d920

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Church Psalmist #233

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Church Psalmist #233

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Church Psalmist #233

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Church Psalmody #H267

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Church Psalmody #267

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d631

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Conference Hymns #106

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Crowning Day No. 3 #9

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Echoes from Zion #122a

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Evangelical Hymns #139

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Evangelical Hymns #96

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Evangelical Musick #163a

Gleanings of Praise #d169

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d450

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #244

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #244

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Hymns for Christian Melody #922

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d115

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Hymns for Social Meetings #38

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d266

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Hymns for Social Worship #96

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #439

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d432

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d257

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #240

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Hymns selected from various authors #119

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Hymns #807

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #267

Melodies of the Church #d881

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New Select Hymns #61

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #217

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Psalms and Hymns #293

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d201

Revival Hymns #d139

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d252

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d100

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d221

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #3

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #173

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Seamen's Hymns #233

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d531

Select Hymns #d153

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d157

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Social Psalmist #233

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #219

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #70

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Songs of Zion #52

Spirit of Praise #d98

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #164

Supplement to Watts #d372

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d178

The Baptist Harmony #d328

The Baptist Harmony #d337

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #327

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #120.327

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1414

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The Baptist Hymn Book #327

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The Baptist Hymn Book #863

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The Baptist Praise Book #564

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #280

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The Christian Harmonist #17

The Christian Harmony #d298

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #48

The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d55

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The Christian Melodist #84

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The Christian's Duty #S.XXIV

The Church Hymn Book #d858

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