>For little souls to memorize….
The All Seeing God by Isaac Watts
Almighty God, thy piercing eye
Strikes through the shades on night;
And our most secret actions lie
All open to thy sight.
There’s not a sin that we comit,
Nor wicked word we say,
But in thy dreadful book ’tis writ,
Against the judgment day.
And must the crimes that I have done
Be read and published there;
Be all exposed before the sun,
While men and angel hear?
Lord, at thy foot ahamed I lie;
Upward I dare not to look;
Pardon my sins before I die,
And blot them from thy book.
Remember all the dying pains
That my Redeemer felt,
And let his blood wash out my stains,
And answer for my guilt.
Oh may I now for ever fear
To indulge a sinful thought;
Since the great God can see and hear,
And writes down every fault.
Have a most blessed Lord’s Day, dear Friends.
>Persis, I agree!My little Isabel (7yo) is memorizing some of the songs he wrote for children to learn about God; and I am so happy we are doing so. Every line proves to be an excellent opportunity to explain the gospel to her.Thanks for stopping by, sweet friend.
>Very interesting that Watts wrote this for children. Would that our children sing and understand hymns like this.