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Praise for Mercies Spiritual and Temporal.

1 WHene'er I take my Walks abroad,
2 How many Poor I see?
3 What shall I render to my GOD
4 For all his Gifts to me?
5 Not more than others I deserve,
6 Yet GOD his giv'n me more;
7 For I have Food while others starve,
8 Or beg from Door to Door.
9 How many Children in the Street
10 Half naked I behold?
11 While I am cloth'd from Head to Feet,
12 And cover'd from the Cold.
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13 While some poor Wretches scarce can tell
14 Where they may lay their Head;
15 I have a Home wherein to dwell,
16 And rest upon my Bed.
17 While others early learn to Swear,
18 And Curse, and Lye, and Steal:
19 LORD, I am taught thy Name to fear,
20 And do thy holy Will.
21 Are these thy Favours Day by Day
22 To me above the Rest?
23 Then let me love Thee more than they
24 And try to serve Thee best.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG IV. Praise for Mercies Spiritual and Temporal.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. 6-7. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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