Isaac Watts

(17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England)

Isaac Watts Poems

441. Hymn 118 1/1/2004
442. Hymn 117 1/1/2004
443. Hymn 116 1/1/2004
444. Hymn 115 1/1/2004
445. Hymn 114 1/1/2004
446. Hymn 113 1/1/2004
447. Hymn 112 1/1/2004
448. Hymn 111 1/1/2004
449. Hymn 110 1/1/2004
450. Hymn 11 1/1/2004
451. Hymn 109 1/1/2004
452. Hymn 108 1/1/2004
453. Hymn 107 1/1/2004
454. Hymn 106 1/1/2004
455. Hymn 105 1/1/2004
456. Hymn 104 1/1/2004
457. Hymn 103 4/14/2010
458. Hymn 102 1/1/2004
459. Hymn 101 1/1/2004
460. Hymn 100 1/1/2004
461. Hymn 10 1/1/2004
462. Hymn 1 1/1/2004
463. How Doth The Little Busy Bee 1/17/2015
464. Examples Of Early Piety 1/3/2003
465. Cradle Hymn 4/14/2010
466. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed? 4/14/2010
467. Against Scoffing And Calling Names 1/3/2003
468. Against Quarreling And Fighting 1/3/2003
469. Against Lying 1/3/2003
470. Against Idleness And Mischief 1/3/2003
471. Against Evil Company 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Isaac Watts

Against Lying

O 'tis a lovely thing for youth
To early walk in wisdom's way;
To fear a lie, to speak the truth,
That we may trust to all they say!

But liars we can never trust,
Even when they say what is true.
And he who does one fault at first
And lies to hide it, makes it two.

Have we not known, nor heard, nor read
How God does hate deceit and wrong?
How Ananias was struck dead,
Caught with a lie upon his tongue?

So did his wife Sapphira die,
When she came in, and grew so bold
As to confirm that wicked lie,
Which just before her husband ...

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Psalm 26

Self-examination; or, Evidences of grace.

Judge me, O Lord, and prove my ways,
And try my reins, and try my heart
My faith upon thy promise stays,
Nor from thy law my feet depart.

I hate to walk, I hate to sit,
With men of vanity and lies

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