Happy is he, whose early years

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1 Happy is he whose early years
Receive instructions well;
Who hates the sinner’s path, and fears
The road that leads to hell.

2 ’Tis easier work, if we begin
To serve the Lord betimes;
While sinners, who grow old in sin,
Are hardened by their crimes.

3 It saves us from a thousand snares
To mind religion young:
With joy it crowns succeeding years,
And makes our virtue strong.

4 To Thee, almighty God! to Thee
Our hearts we now resign:
’Twill please us, to look back and see,
That our whole lives were Thine!


Source: The Book of Worship #400

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: Happy is he, whose early years
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d77
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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d161
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #249Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #486Page Scan
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A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #579Page Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d63
Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir: a complete collection of hymns and music for all Sabbath school occasions #59Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #91
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d322
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S38TextPage Scan
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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #492Page Scan
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Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XIITextPage Scan
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Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #460Page Scan
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Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d69
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