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Examples of early Piety.

1 WHAT bless'd Examples do I find:
2 Writ in the Word of Truth,
3 Of Children that began to mind.
4 Religion in their Youth?
5 JESUS, who reigns above the Sky,
6 And keeps the World in Awe,
7 Was once a Child as young as I,
8 And kept his Father's Law.
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9 At Twelve Years old he talk'd with Men,
10 (The Jews all wond'ring stand)
11 Yet he obey'd his Mother then,
12 And came at her Command.
13 Children a sweet Hosanna sung,
14 And blest their Saviour's Name;
15 They gave him Honour with their Tongue,
16 While Scribes and Priests blaspheme.
17 SAMUEL the Child was wean'd and brought
18 To wait upon the LORD;
19 Young TIMOTHY betimes was taught
20 To know his holy Word.
21 Then why should I so long delay
22 What others learnt so soon?
23 I would not pass another Day
24 Without this Work begun.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XIV. Examples of early Piety.
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. 20-21. 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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