All ye who laugh and sport with death

All ye who laugh and sport with death

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 All ye who laugh and sport with death,
And say, there is no hell;
The gasp of your expiring breath
Will send you there to dwell.

2 When iron slumbers bind your flesh,
With strange surprise you'll find
Immortal vigour springs afresh,
And tortures wake the mind!

3 Then you'll confess the frightful names
Of plagues, you scorn'd before,
No more shall look like idle drams,
Like foolish tales no more.

4 Then shall ye curse that fatal day,
With flames upon your tongues,
When you exchang'd your souls away
For vanity and songs.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #236

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #7Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #137Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #203Page Scan
Hymns of Zion #d8
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #236Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d14
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #236TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #236Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #236Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #236Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #236Page Scan
Select Hymns #d16
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #98Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #303Page Scan
Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #6Page Scan
Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #d2
Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel: a collection of hymns, songs and odes for temperance meetings and festivals #17Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d7
The Baptist Harmony #d7
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #721Page Scan
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #15Page Scan
Village Hymns #d12
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #29Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #29Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #29Page Scan



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