Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise

Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 17 hymnals

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Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise,
And through all nature rove
Fulfil the wishes of their eyes,
And taste the joys they love.

They give a loose to wild desires;
But let the sinners know
The strict account that God requires
Of all the works they do.

The Judge prepares his throne on high,
The frighted earth and seas
Avoid the fury of his eye,
And flee before his face.

How shall I bear that dreadful day,
And stand the fiery test?
I give all mortal joys away,
To be for ever blessed.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #594

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: Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXXPage Scan
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.XCPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #24Page Scan
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Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d80
Hymns for Christian Melody #782Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.90Text
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #66Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #93Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #442Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #262Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCLXIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLXIITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #594TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.XCTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #A90Page Scan



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