Against Quarreling and Fighting

Words: Isaac Watts, "Divine and Moral Songs for Children"


 1  Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
       For God hath made them so:
    Let bears and lions growl and fight,
       For 'tis their nature, too.   
 2  But, children, you should never let
       Such angry passions rise:
    Your little hands were never made
       To tear each other's eyes.   
 3  Let love through all your actions run,
       And all your words be mild:
    Live like the blessed Virgin's Son,
       That sweet and lovely child.   
 4  His soul was gentle as a lamb;
       And as his stature grew,
    He grew in favor both with man,
       And God his Father too.   
 5  Now, Lord of all, he reigns above;
       And from his heavenly throne
    He sees what children dwell in love,
       And marks them for his own.  

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