Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Children, in years and knowledge young,|
Your parents' hope, your parents' joy,
Attend the counsels of my tongue,
Let pious thoughts your minds employ.
2. If you desire a length of days,
3. The eyes of God regard his saints,|
His ears are open to their cries;
He sets his frowning face against
The sons of violence and lies.
4. To humble souls and broken hearts
5. He tells their tears, he counts their groans,|
His Son redeems their souls from death;
His Spirit heals their broken bones,
They in his praise employ their breath.
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