Why should I join with those in play

Why should I join with those in play

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 20 hymnals

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Why should I join with those in play
In whom I’ve no delight;
Who curse and swear, but never play;
Who call ill names, and fight?

I hate to hear a wanton song:
Their words offend my ears:
I should not dare defile my tongue
With language such as theirs.

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Away from fools I’ll turn my eyes,
Nor with the scoffers go:
I would be walking with the wise,
That wiser I may grow.

From one rude boy, that’s used to mock,
They learn the wicked jest:
One sickly sheep infects the flock,
And poisons all the rest.

My God, I hate to walk or dwell
With sinful children here:
Then let me not be sent to hell,
Where none but sinners are.



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

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: Why should I join with those in play
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #630Page Scan
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #21Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d570
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #321Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d209
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d526
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1369Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d318
Songs, Divine and Moral #92Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #158Page Scan
Sunday-School Hymns #226Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #434Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1369Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d497
The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d48
Union Hymns. Rev. #d494
Union Hymns. Rev. #d510
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #21Page Scan



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