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A NEW AND REVISED EDITION
DIVINE AND MORAL
THE REV. JAMES G. C. FUSSELL, M.A.
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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,
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1 The Sluggard
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A GENERAL SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD.
1 How glorious is our heavenly King,
Who reigns above the sky!
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.
Search not His secret will ;
And sing His praises still.