Whene'er I take my walks abroad

Whene'er I take my walks abroad

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 41 hymnals

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Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?

Not more than others I deserve,
Yet God hath given me more:
For I have food, while others starve,
Or beg from door to door.

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How many children in the street
Half naked I behold!
While I am clothed from head to feet,
And cover’d from the cold.

While some poor wretches scarce can tell
Where they may lay their head,
I have a home wherein to dwell,
And rest upon my bed.

While others early learn to swear,
And curse, and lie, and steal,
Lord, I am taught thy name to fear,
And do thy holy will.

Are these thy favours, day by day,
To me above the rest?
Then let me love thee more than they,
And try to serve thee best.



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

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: Whene'er I take my walks abroad
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

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Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #11
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HIVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #IVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #4Page Scan
Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d81
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #50Page 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 #220Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d140
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d154
Hymns for Schools and Families #d562
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #557Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d92
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d247
Hymns for the Use of Children #VPage Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #181Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d512
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d272
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d250
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d198
Oriola #d289
Oriola #d293
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1372Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d311
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #104Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #144Page Scan
Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d237
Songs, Divine and Moral #32Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d189
Sunday School Hymn Book #d523
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #29Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #88Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1372Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d485
The Church Hymn Book #d635
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #118Page Scan
The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist; containing a great variety of music and hymns, both new & old, designed for schools and youth #97Page Scan
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d340
Union Hymns. Rev. #d474
Union Hymns. Rev. #d490
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #4Page Scan
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #212Page Scan



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