A Poem for Little Souls: The Lord’s Day Evening

 

 

Lord, how delightful ’tis to see
A whole assembly worship thee!
At once they sing, at once they pray;
They hear of heaven, and learn the way.

I have been there, and still would go,
‘Tis like a little heaven below;
Not all my pleasure and my play
Shall tempt me to forget this day.

Oh, write upon my memory, Lord,
The texts and doctrines of thy word;
That I may break thy laws no more,
But love thee better than before.

With thoughts of Christ, and things divine
Fill up this foolish heart of mine;
That, hoping pardon through his blood,
I may lie down and wake with God.

Isaac Watts
Divine and Moral Songs for Children

May the Lord bless you this day, dear friends.
Becky

Also by Isaac Watts, A Poem for Little Souls: The Lord’s Day Morning

A Poem for Little Souls: The Lord’s Day Morning by Isaac Watts.

This is the day when Christ arose
So early from the dead;
Why should I keep my eyelids closed,
And waste my hours in bed?

This is the day when Jesus broke
The powers of death and hell;
And shall I wear Satan’s yoke,
And love my sins so well?

To-day with pleasure Christians meet,
To pray and hear thy Word;
And I would go with cheerful feet,
To learn thy will, O Lord.

I’ll leave my sport to read and pray,
And so prepare for heaven;
Oh, may I love this blessed day
The best of all the seven!

Isaac Watts
Divine and Moral Songs from Children

Have a blessed Lord’s Day, dear friends.

 

Becky

How to Start Your Mornings, and Two New Recipes Added to Our Repertoire

Mornings can be beautiful or awful, and we moms have the “power” to make them either. What about instead of “Hurry up!” our first words to our children are:

“This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118: 24

These are the  first words I love my children to hear every morning; and the words I speak to myself every morning as I wake up, and believe it or not, they can help you open your eyes without grumbling!

Isaac Watts wrote a beautiful hymn based on this Psalm, the first stanza says,

This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours his own;
Let heav’n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.

Another way we can make mornings beautiful is by cooking a yummy breakfast. This week we tried one new breakfast recipe from my Pinterest board, “Good Morning, Breakfast is Ready”: Blueberry Crumb Cake

The Pioneer Woman

Yes, it was as delicious as it looks.

My girls also wanted to try a new recipe that some suggest is perfect for breakfast, but my girls thought it was perfect for dinner. (I guess some of our American friends are influencing us with their “breakfast for dinner habits”) This recipe comes from my board, “Sweets for Sweets Moments”: Red Velvet Crepês filled with a Mascarpone Cream Filling. My oldest girl decided to reduce the sugar, and I loved the results. They are very, very, very yummy.

Duhlicious

The third thing I made from Pinterest this week is agree with what this poster says:

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So, excuse me, ladies… coffee is ready and waiting for me!

“This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118: 24

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Wednesday's World of Work

The Excellency of the Bible by Isaac Watts -A Poem for Children-

 

The Excellency of the Bible

Great God, with wonder and praise
On all thy works I look;
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace
Shine brightest in thy book.

The stars that in their courses roll
Have much instruction given;
But thy good word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven.

The fields provide me food; and show
The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy word.

Here are my choicest  treasures hid,
Here my best comfort lies,
Here my desires are satisfied,
And hence my hopes arise.

Lord, make me understand  thy law.
Show what my faults have been;
And from thy gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin.

Here would I learn how Christ has died,
to save my soul from hell:
Not all the books on earth beside
Such heavenly wonders tell.

Then let me love my Bible more,
And take a fresh delight,
By day to day read these wonders o’er,
And meditate by night.

*Divine and Moral Songs for Children by Isaac Watts

Becky

>The All Seeing God by Isaac Watts

>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.

>Heaven and Hell by Isaac Watts

>My daughter and I just finished memorizing one of the poems from the book “Divine and Moral Songs for Children” by Isaac Watts (Praise for Creation and Providence), and we are now ready to start memorizing a new one. This time she was free to choose one; and this is the one she picked:

Heaven and Hell
Song X
There is beyond the sky
A heaven full of joy and love;
And holy children, when they die,
Go to that world above.
There is a dreadful hell,
And everlasting pains;
Where sinners must with devils dwell,
In darkness, fire, and chains.
Can such a wretch as I
Escape this curse end?
And may I hope, whene’er I die,
I shall to heaven ascend?
Then I for grace will pray,
While I have life and breath;
Lest I should be cut off to-day,
And sent to eternal death.

Very different than the “Veggie Tales”, right?

May God help us preach the true gospel to our children and to nourish their souls with the Truth, with the Scriptures that can make them wise unto salvation.

Under His sun and by His grace,