Whatever brawls disturb the street

Whatever brawls disturb the street

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet,
Quarrels should never come.

2 Birds in their little nests agree;
And 'tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out, and chide, and fight.

3 Hard names at first, and threat'ning words,
That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,
To murder and to death.

4 The wise will let their anger cool,
At least before 'tis night;
But in the bosom of a fool
It burns till morning light.

5 Pardon, O Lord, our childish rage,
Our little brawls remove;
That, as we grow to riper age,
Our hearts may all be love.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #39c

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: Whatever brawls disturb the street
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)
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Divine and Moral Songs #HXVII

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Divine Songs for Children #XVII

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Divine Songs #17

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #226

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d136

Hymns for Schools and Families #d538

Hymns for Schools and Families #d177

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Hymns for Schools and Families #18

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #539

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d257

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d238

Kind Words #d109

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Kind Words #39c

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Plymouth Collection #a1371

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1371

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d229

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Songs, Divine and Moral #64

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1371

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #167b

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #17

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