What blest examples do I find

What blest examples do I find

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 20 hymnals

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What blest examples do I find
Writ in the Word of Truth,
Of children that begin to mind
Religion in their youth!

Jesus, who reigns above the sky,
And keeps the world in awe,
Was once a child as young as I,
And kept his Father’s law.

At twelve years old he talk’d with men,
(The Jews all wondering stand;)
Yet he obey’d his Mother then,
And came at her command.

Children a sweet hasanna sung,
And blest their Saviour’s name;
They gave him honour with their tongue,
While scribes and priests blaspheme.

Samuel the child was wean’d and brought
To wait upon the Lord:
Young Timothy betimes was taught
To know his holy Word.

Then why should I so long delay
What others learnt so soon?
I would not pass another day
Without this work begun.

Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXIV

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: What blest examples do I find
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d302
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #90
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXIVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XIVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #14Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d146
Hymns for Good Children #d17
Hymns for Schools and Families #d532
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #384Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d236
Hymns for Sunday Schools. 2nd ed. #d57
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1373Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #69Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #84Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #231Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1373Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d454
The Child's Hymn Book #98Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #837Page Scan
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #14Page Scan
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