Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Thus I resolved before the Lord,|
"Now will I watch my tongue;
Lest I let slip one sinful word,
Or do my neighbor wrong."
2. And if I'm e'er constrained to stay
3. I'll scarce allow my lips to speak|
The pious thoughts I feel,
Lest scoffers should th' occasion take
To mock my holy zeal.
4. Yet if some proper hour appear,
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