Why should I love my sports so well

Why should I love my sports so well

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

Why should I love my sports so well,
So constant at my play,
And lose the thoughts of heaven and hell,
And then forget to pray?

What do I read my Bible for,
But, Lord, to learn thy will?
And shall I daily know thee more,
And less obey thee still?

How senseless is my heart, and wild!
How vain are all my thoughts!
Pity the weakness of a child,
And pardon all my faults.

Make me thy heavenly voice to hear,
And let me love to pray;
Since God will lend a gracious ear
To what a child can say.

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

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: Why should I love my sports so well
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #45

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Divine and Moral Songs #HXXIV

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Divine Songs for Children #XXXII

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Divine Songs #24

Family Hymns #d288

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #229

Hymns for Schools and Families #d571

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #348

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d253

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d279

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d257

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d203

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d319

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Songs, Divine and Moral #112

Sunday School Hymn Book #d195

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #238

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d498

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d49

Union Hymns. Rev. #d495

Union Hymns. Rev. #d511

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #24

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