Isaac Watts

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

Isaac Watts Poems

441. Psalm 104 1/1/2004
442. Hymn 96 1/1/2004
443. Psalm 117 1/1/2004
444. Psalm Xxxvi: High In The Heav'Ns 1/3/2003
445. Hymn 78 1/1/2004
446. Hymn 112 1/1/2004
447. Hymn 41 1/1/2004
448. Psalm 103 Part 3 1/1/2004
449. Hymn 113 1/1/2004
450. Hymn 111 1/1/2004
451. Hymn 103 4/14/2010
452. Praise For Creation And Providence 1/3/2003
453. Psalm Xix: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord 1/3/2003
454. Hymn 104 1/1/2004
455. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed? 4/14/2010
456. Hymn 11 1/1/2004
457. Hymn 110 1/1/2004
458. Hymn 105 1/1/2004
459. Hymn 10 1/1/2004
460. Hymn 101 1/1/2004
461. Hymn 108 1/1/2004
462. Hymn 107 1/1/2004
463. Hymn 1 1/1/2004
464. Hymn 109 1/1/2004
465. Examples Of Early Piety 1/3/2003
466. Hymn 106 1/1/2004
467. Cradle Hymn 4/14/2010
468. Hymn 102 1/1/2004
469. Hymn 100 1/1/2004
470. Against Scoffing And Calling Names 1/3/2003
471. Against Quarreling And Fighting 1/3/2003
472. Against Evil Company 1/3/2003
473. Against Lying 1/3/2003
474. Against Idleness And Mischief 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Isaac Watts

Against Idleness And Mischief

How doth the little busy Bee
Improve each shining Hour,
And gather Honey all the day
From every opening Flower!

How skilfully she builds her Cell!
How neat she spreads the Wax!
And labours hard to store it well
With the sweet Food she makes.

In Works of Labour or of Skill
I would be busy too:
For Satan finds some Mischief still
For idle Hands to do.

In Books, or Work, or healthful Play
Let my first Years be past,
That I may give for every Day
Some good Account at last.

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Psalm 104

The glory of God in creation and providence.

My soul, thy great Creator praise:
When clothed in his celestial rays,
He in full majesty appears,
And, like a robe, his glory wears.

The heav'ns are for his curtains spread,
The unfathomed deep he makes his bed.

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