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Against Swearing, and Cursing, and taking God's Name in vain.

1 ANGELS, that high in Glory dwell,
2 Adore thy Name, Almighty GOD!
3 And Devils tremble down in Hell,
4 Beneath the Terrors of thy Rod.
5 And yet how wicked Children dare
6 Abuse thy dreadful glorious Name!
7 And when they're angry how they swear,
8 And curse their Fellows, and blaspheme!
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9 How will they stand before thy Face,
10 Who treated thee with such Disdain,
11 While thou shalt doom them to the Place
12 Of everlasting Fire and Pain?
13 Then never shall one cooling Drop
14 To quench their burning Tongues be giv'n;
15 But I will praise thee here and hope
16 Thus to employ my Tongue in Heav'n.
17 My Heart shall be in pain to hear
18 Wretches affront the LORD above;
19 'Tis that great GOD whose Pow'r I fear;
20 That heav'nly Father whom I love.
21 If my Companions grow profane,
22 I'll leave their Friendship, when I hear
23 Young Sinners take thy Name in vain,
24 And learn to curse and learn to swear.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XIX. Against Swearing, and Cursing, and taking God's Name in vain.
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. 27-28. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000)

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