Isaac Watts As A Wee Little Lump

As I prepare the order of service for this coming Sunday, I came across the following and thought I would share it with you.

“Before Isaac Watts was six he composed some verses. When they fell into the hands of his mother, she doubted that he really wrote them. To satisfy her as to his ability to compose in this manner, he penned the acrostic on the following page upon his name…” Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs

I am a vile polluted lump of earth,
So I’ve continu’d ever since my birth
Although Jehovah grace does daily give me,
As sure this monster Satan will deceive me,
Come, therefore, Lord, from Satan’s claws relieve me.

Wash me in Thy blood, O Christ,
And grace divine impart,
Then search and try the corners of my heart,
That I in all things may be fit to do
Service to Thee, and sing Thy praises too.

Yes, you read that right. It did say he wrote that when he was six years old. That is some encouragement to go home and learn dem little lumps o’ mine somthin.

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2 responses to “Isaac Watts As A Wee Little Lump

  1. If I remember correctly, his mother taught him to read at age 3 in one week’s time.

  2. tractsandtreatises

    Amazing.

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