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Obedience to Parents.

1 LET Children that would fear the LORD
2 Hear what their Teachers say;
3 With Rev'rence meet their Parents Word,
4 And with Delight obey.
5 Have you not heard what dreadful Plagues
6 Are threaten'd by the LORD,
7 To him that breaks his Father's Law,
8 Or mocks his Mother's Word?
9 What heavy Guilt upon him lies!
10 How cursed is his Name!
11 The Ravens shall pick out his Eyes,
12 And Eagles eat the same.
13 But those who worship GOD and give
14 Their Parents Honour due,
15 Here on this Earth they long shall live,
16 And live hereafter too.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XXIII. Obedience to Parents.
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, p. 33. 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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