When children give their hearts to God

When children give their hearts to God

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: [When children give their hearts to God]
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1 When children give their hearts to God,
’Tis pleasing in HIs eyes;
A flower, when offered in the bud,
Is no vain sacrifice.

2 ’Tis better far, if we begin
To fear the Lord betimes;
For sinners, who grow old in sin,
Are hardened by their crimes.

3 It saves us from a thousand snares
To mind religion young;
Grace will preserve our following years,
And make our virtues strong.

4 To Thee, almighty God, to Thee
May we our hearts resign;
’Twill please us to look back and see
That our whole lives were Thine.

5 Let the sweet work of prayer and praise
Employ our youngest breath;
Thus we’re prepared for longer days,
Or fit for early death.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15516

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: When children give their hearts to God
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15516
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The Cyber Hymnal #15516

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