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A NEW AND REVISED EDITION

OF

DR. WATTS'S

DIVINE AND MORAL

SONGS

BY

THE REV. JAMES G. C. FUSSELL, M.A.

LONDON:
W. H. DALTON, COCKSPUR STREET.

1852.

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PREFACE.

Few persons have shewn the same power of writing hymns for children as Dr. Watts. In some respects, however, his hymns are open to serious objection. They teach the child to use expressions with regard to others, which seem to encourage censoriousness; and they put words into his mouth, both in praise and dispraise of himself, to which his own conscience cannot be supposed to bear witness; and in which his true position and character as a Christian child, if he be such, is by no means sufficiently realized.

The knowledge that this has, in some instances, prevented the use of these hymns,

Song
21 Against Evil Company
22 Against Pride in Clothes
23 Obedience to Parents
24 The Child's Complaint
25 A Morning Song
26 An Evening Song
27 A Song for the Lord's day Morning
28 A Song for the Lord's day Evening
29 Morning Hymn
30 Praise to Christ
81 The Ten Commandments, and other Small Pieces

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1 The Sluggard
2 Innocent Play
3 The Rose
1 The Thief
5 The Ant, or Emmet
6 Good Resolutions -
7 A Summer Evening
8 A Cradle Hymn

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DIVINE SONGS.

SONG I.

A GENERAL SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD.

1 How glorious is our heavenly King,

Who reigns above the sky!
How shall a child presume to sing

His dreadful Majesty ? 2 How great His power is, none can tell,

Nor think how large His grace; Not men below, nor saints that dwell

On high before His face.
3 Angels that stand before the Lord,

Search not His secret will ;
But they perform His heavenly word,

And sing His praises still.

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