Scripture Verse

O my people, hear My teaching; listen to the words of My mouth. Psalm 78:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Pro­vi­denc­es of God re­cord­ed; or, pi­ous edu­ca­tion and in­struc­tion of child­ren.

Music: Dun­dee Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1615 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Let child­ren hear the migh­ty deeds
Which God per­formed of old;
Which in our young­er years we saw,
And which our fa­thers told.

He bids us make His glo­ries known,
His works of pow­er and grace;
And we’ll con­vey His won­ders down
Through ev­ery ris­ing race.

Our lips shall tell them to our sons,
And they again to theirs;
That ge­ne­ra­tions yet un­born
May teach them to their heirs.

Thus shall they learn in God alone
Their hope se­cure­ly stands,
That they may ne’er fo­rget His works,
But prac­tice His com­mands.