Why should our garments, made to hide
Our parents’ shame, provoke our pride?
The art of dress did ne’er begin
Till Eve our mother learnt to sin.
When first she put the covering on,
Her robe of innocence was gone;
And yet her children vainly boast
In the sad marks of glory lost.
How proud we are! how fond to shew
Our clothes, and call them rich and new,
When the poor sheep and silkworms wore
That very clothing long before!
The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dress’d fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Then will I set my heart to find
Inward adornings of the mind:
Knowledge and virtue, truth and grace,
These are the robes of richest dress.
No more shall worms with me compare,
This is the raiment angels wear:
The Son of God, when here below,
Put on this blest apparel too.
It never fades, it ne’er grows old,
Nor fears the rain, nor moth, nor mould:
It takes no spot, but still refines;
The more ‘tis worn, the more it shines.
In this on earth would I appear,
Then go to heaven, and wear it there:
God will approve it in his sight;
’Tis his own work, and his delight.
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #LXXXI||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #75||Why should our garments, made to hide||1842|
|Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXII||Why should our garments, made to hide||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts||8,8,8,8||1866|
|Divine Songs for Children #XXII||Against Pride in Clothes||Why should our garments, made to hide||1827|
|Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #22||Why should our garments||1802|
|Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d158||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1822|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d573||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1853|
|Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #359||Why should our garments, made to hide||Watts||1859|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d280||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1840|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d258||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1826|
|Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #124||Why should our garments, made to hide||Watts||1832|
|Songs, Divine and Moral #108||Why should our garments, made to hide||1844|
|Sunday School Harmonist #d20||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1851|
|The New Sunday-School Harmonist #d102||Why should our garments, made to hide||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1860|
|Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #22||Why should our garments (made to hide||1807|