Why should I say, 'Tis yet too soon

Why should I say, "'Tis yet too soon

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 30 hymnals

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Why should I say, “‘Tis yet too soon
“To seek for heaven or think of death?”
A flower may fade before ‘tis noon,
And I this day may lose my breath.

If this rebellious heart of mine
Despise the gracious calls of Heaven,
I may be harden’d in my sin,
And never have repentance given.

What if the Lord grow wroth, and swear,
While I refuse to read and pray,
That he’ll refuse to lend an ear
To all my groans another day!

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What if his dreadful anger burn,
While I refuse his offer’d grace,
And all his love to anger turn,
And strike me dead upon the place!

’Tis dangerous to provoke a God!
His power and vengeance none can tell:
One stroke of his almighty rod
Shall send young sinners quick to hell.

Then ‘twill for ever be in vain
To cry for pardon or for grace;
To wish I had my time again,
Or hope to see my Maker’s face.



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

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 say, "'Tis yet too soon
Title: Why should I say, 'Tis yet too soon
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d316
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d280
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #13Page Scan
Family Hymns #d289
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d157
Hymns for Schools and Families #d572
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #345Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #470Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d254
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d210
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d527
New Union Hymns #520Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d320
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #68Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #95Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #80Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #154Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #154aPage Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #237Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d499
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #254Page Scan
The Child's Hymn Book #154Page Scan
The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist; containing a great variety of music and hymns, both new & old, designed for schools and youth #67aPage Scan
The Sacred Lute #d404
The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d50
Union Hymns. Rev. #d496
Union Hymns. Rev. #d512
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #13Page Scan



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