Isaac Watts quotes

  • Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small: Love so amazing, so divine Demands my soul, my life, my all.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Soul #Demand #Divine

  • Must I be carried to the skies on flowery beds of ease, while others fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas?
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Struggle #Winning #Sea

  • Love is amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Love Is #Soul #Demand

  • Our God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Our shelter from the stormy blast,And our eternal home.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Home #Past #Years

  • Let dogs delight to bark and bite, for God hath made them so.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Dog #Religious #Delight

  • Speak softly. It is far better to rule by love than fear.Speak softly. Let no harsh words mar the good we may do here.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Mars #May #Speak

  • Joy to the world, the Lord is come / Let earth receive her King / Let every heart, prepare him room / And heaven and nature sing.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Kings #Heart #Joy

  • I love the soul that dares tread the temptations of his years beneath his youthful feet.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Years #Feet #Temptation

  • Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Lying #Wicked #Way

  • Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Rose #Thorns #Honey

  • Tell of His wondrous faithfulness, and sound his power abroad; sing the sweet promise of His grace, the love and truth of God.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Sweet #Grace #Promise

  • Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Ignorance #Stupidity #Acquaintance

  • He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove, the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #God #Christian #Grace

  • It was a saying of the ancients, "Truth lies in a well;" and to carry on this metaphor, we may justly say that logic does supply us with steps, whereby we may go down to reach the water.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Lying #Water #Doe

  • Do not spend the day in gathering flowers by the way side, lest night come upon you before you arrive at your journey's end, and then you will not reach it.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Flower #Night #Journey

  • Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Years #Ideas #Study

  • To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Air #Inward #Dull

  • Poesy and oratory omit things not essential, and insert little beautiful digressions, in order to place everything in the most effective light.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Beautiful #Light #Order

  • In works of labour or of skillI would be busy too:For Satan finds some mischief stillFor idle hands to do.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Hands #Would Be #Satan

  • Reason is the glory of human nature, and one of the chief eminences whereby we are raised above our fellow-creatures, the brutes, in this lower world.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #World #Human Nature #Glory

  • In common discourse we denominate persons and things according to the major part of their character; he is to be called a wise man who has but few follies.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Wise #Character #Men

  • Some persons believe everything that their kindred, their parents, and their tutors believe. The veneration and the love which they have for their ancestors incline them to swallow down all their opinions at once, without examining what truth or falsehood there is in them. Men take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Believe #Men #Parent

  • Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree!
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Easter #Love Is #Tree

  • For sov'reign pow'r reign not alone, Grace is the partner of the throne; Thy grace and justice mighty Lord, Shall well divide our last reward.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Justice #Grace #Reign

  • There's no repentance in the grave.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Death #Repentance #Graves

  • Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Judging #Helping #Logic

  • But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Children #Passion #Eye

  • Birds in their little nests agree; And 'tis a shameful sight When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Children #Fall #Fighting

  • Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I, To mourn, and murmur and repine, To see the wicked placed on high, In pride and robes of honor shine. But oh, their end, their dreadful end, Thy sanctuary taught me so, On slipp'ry rocks I see them stand, And fiery billows roll below.
    -- Isaac Watts

    #Pride #Power #Rocks