I can’t even remember where I found this, but I thought it was awesome. This primer was written in 1737!! Some of the spelling is interesting, but that is part of its charm. Can you figure out which book of the Bible each of these alphabet letters refer to?
A ~ In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all.
B ~ Heaven to find, the Bible mind.
C ~ Christ crucify’d, for sinners dy’d.
D ~ The Deluge drown’d, the Earth around.
E ~ Elijah hid, by Ravens fed.
F ~ The judgement made, Felix afraid.
G ~ As runs the Glass, our life doth pass.
H ~ My Book and Heart, must never part.
I ~ (not listed)
J ~ Job feels the rod, yet blesses God.
K ~ Proud Korah’s troop, was swallowed up.
L ~ Lot fled to Zoar, saw fiery shower, on Sodom pour.
M ~ Moses was he, who’s Isreal’s host led thro’ the sea.
N ~ Noah did view, the old world and new.
O ~ Young Obadias, David, Josias. All were pious.
P ~ Peter deny’d, his Lord and cry’d.
Q ~ Queen Esther sues, and saves the Jews.
R ~ Young pious Ruth, left all for truth.
S ~ Young Sam’l dear, the Lord did fear.
T ~ Young Timothy learnt, sin to flee.
U ~ (not listed)
V ~ Vashti for pride, was set aside.
W ~ Whales in the sea, God’s voice obey.
X ~ Xerxes did die, and so must I.
Y ~ While Youth do chear, death may be near.
Z ~ Zaccheus he did climb the tree our Lord to see.