The Prosperity of Sinners Cursed

Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 123 hymnals

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1 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!

2 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.

3 Their fancied joys, how fast they flee!
Like dreams, as fleeting and as vain,
Their songs of softest harmony
Are but a prelude to their pain.

4 Now I esteem their mirth and wine
Too dear to purchase with my blood;
Lord, ’tis enough that Thou art mine,
My life, my portion and my God.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #92

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I
Title: The Prosperity of Sinners Cursed
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #623

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #277

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #A16

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #92

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d562

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #173

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d639

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Church Psalmist #p73a

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Church Psalmist #P73a

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Church Psalmist #P73a

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Church Psalmody #P73.1

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Church Psalmody #P73a

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d80

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Conference Hymns #95

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #138a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #129

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #138a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #129

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LXXIIIc

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #280

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Dyer's Psalmist #281

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d155

Family Hymns #d154

General Baptist Hymn Book #d300

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d196

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d214

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d231

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P21

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P21

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d264

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Hymns for Social Worship #111

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #94

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Hymns, Selected and Original #94

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Hymns #94

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Hymns #94

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Hymns #94

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Hymns #94

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P73a

Melodies of the Church #d607

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New Union Hymns #195

Parish Psalmody #d449

Parish Psalmody #d461

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Philadelphia harmony #27

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Plymouth Collection #a312

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #312

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d495

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d503

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d541

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.159

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P73.2

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P73.2

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Psalms and Hymns #P73a

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #73c

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Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America #149

Sacred poetry #d284

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Sacred Poetry #aLXXIIIa

Sacred Poetry #d283

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Sacred Poetry #LXXIIIa

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #85

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #102

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d290

Social Harmony #d34

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d248

Spurgeon's Own Hymn Book #73a

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d469

The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d77

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The American Sabbath School Singing Book #41

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The American Vocalist #25

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The Baptist Harp #357

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #312

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The Baptist Psalmody #515

The Book of Praise #d457

The Christian Hymn Book #d394

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d399

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P73b

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The Christian Psalmist #P73a

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The Christian's Duty #CLXXIII

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CLXXIII

The Church Hymn Book #d591

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCXXI

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The Columbian Repository #169

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The Congregational Hymn Book #500

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The Cyber Hymnal #3963

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The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler #32

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #587

The Devotional Hymn Book #d284

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The Harp #748

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a748

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The Lexington Collection #186

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The Musical Olio #47

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The Psalmist #755

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The Psalmist #755

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