Whene'er I take my walks abroad

Whene'er I take my walks abroad

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 42 hymnals

Representative Text

Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?

Not more than others I deserve,
Yet God hath given me more:
For I have food, while others starve,
Or beg from door to door.

How many children in the street
Half naked I behold!
While I am clothed from head to feet,
And cover’d from the cold.

While some poor wretches scarce can tell
Where they may lay their head,
I have a home wherein to dwell,
And rest upon my bed.

While others early learn to swear,
And curse, and lie, and steal,
Lord, I am taught thy name to fear,
And do thy holy will.

Are these thy favours, day by day,
To me above the rest?
Then let me love thee more than they,
And try to serve thee best.

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

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: Whene'er I take my walks abroad
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 42 of 42)

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #11

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Divine and Moral Songs #HIV

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Divine Songs for Children #IV

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Divine Songs #4

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d81

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #50

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #220

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d140

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d154

Hymns for Schools and Families #d562

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #557

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d92

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d247

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Hymns for the Use of Children #V

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #181

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d512

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d272

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d250

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d198

Oriola #d289

Oriola #d293

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Plymouth Collection #a1372

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1372

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d311

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #104

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d237

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Songs, Divine and Moral #32

Sunday School Hymn Book #d189

Sunday School Hymn Book #d523

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #29

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #88

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1372

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d485

The Church Hymn Book #d635

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #118

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d340

Union Hymns. Rev. #d474

Union Hymns. Rev. #d490

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #4

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Young Singer's Friend #212

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