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What blest examples do I find

What blest examples do I find

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

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.

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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 >

Text Information

First Line: What blest examples do I find
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d302

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #90

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Divine and Moral Songs #HXIV

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Divine Songs for Children #XIV

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Divine Songs #14

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 Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d236

Hymns for Sunday Schools. 2nd ed. #d57

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1373

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Songs, Divine and Moral #84

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #231

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1373

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d454

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The Child's Hymn Book #98

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The Gospel Psalmist #837

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #14

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