Ye sons of Adam, vain and young

Ye sons of Adam, vain and young

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ABBOTSFORD
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 Ye sons of Adam, vain and young,
Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue,
Taste the delights your souls desire,
And give a loose to all your fires;

2 Pursue the pleasures you design,
And cheer your hearts with songs and wine,
Enjoy the day of mirth; but know
There is a day of judgment, too.

3 God from on high records your thoughts,
His book records your secret faults,
The works of darkness you have done
Must all appear before the sun.

4 The vengeance to your follies due
Should strike your hearts with terror through.
How will ye stand before His face,
Or answer for his injur'd grace?

5 Almighty God, turn off their eyes
From these alluring vanities;
And let the thunder of thy word
Awake their souls to fear the Lord.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #174

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: Ye sons of Adam, vain and young
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #7771
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #399

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #234

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #174

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #792

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #371

Chapel Hymns #d685

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1217

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Church Poetry #197b

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Church Psalmody #H580

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Church Psalmody #580

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XII

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XII

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.XII

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.LXXXIX

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Hymns for Christian Melody #790

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Hymns for Social Worship #479

Hymns Selected #d252

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d252

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #246

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Hymns, Selected and Original #246

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Hymns #246

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Hymns #246

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Hymns #246

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Hymns #246

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #580

Melodies of the Church #d1170

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New Union Hymns #218

Parish Psalmody #d1000

Parish Psalmody #d1019

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1193

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.89

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #133

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H271

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Psalms and Hymns #636

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d143

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d607

Spiritual Melodies #d377

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d443

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d669

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #729

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #230

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d155

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The Columbian Repository #441

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The Congregational Hymn Book #897

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The Cyber Hymnal #7771

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The Lyrica #405

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The Psalmody #1039

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #593

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d278

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The Psalms of David #I.LXXXIX

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A89

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.87

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