Whatever brawls disturb the street

Whatever brawls disturb the street

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 19 hymnals

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Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet
Quarrels should never come.

Birds in their little nests agree;
And ‘tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out, and chide, and fight.

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Hard names at first, and threatening words,
That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,
To murder and to death.

The devil tempts one mother’s son
To rage against another:
So wicked Cain was hurried on,
Till he had kill’d his brother.

The wise will let their anger cool,
At least before ‘tis night;
But in the bosom of a fool
It burns till morning light.

Pardon, O Lord, our childish rage,
Our little brawls remove,
That, as we grow to riper age,
Our hearts may all be love!



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXVII

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: Whatever brawls disturb the street
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXVIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XVIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #17Page Scan
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #226Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d136
Hymns for Schools and Families #d538
Hymns for Schools and Families #d177
Hymns for Schools and Families #18Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #539Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d257
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d238
Kind Words #d109
Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #39cPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1371Page Scan
Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d229
Songs, Divine and Moral #64Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1371Page Scan
The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings: a collection of easy songs and tunes #167bPage Scan
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #17Page Scan



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