1 Come, Children, learn to fear the Lord
And that your Days be long,
Let not a false or spiteful Word
Be found upon your Tongue.
2 Depart from Mischief, practise Love,
Pursue the Works of Peace;
So shall the Lord your Ways approve,
And set your Souls at Ease.
3 His Eyes awake to guard the Just,
His Ears attend their Cry;
When broken Spirits dwell in Dust,
The GOD of Grace is nigh.
4 What tho' the Sorrows here they taste
Are sharp and tedious too,
The Lord who saves them all at last,
Is their Supporter now.
5 Evil shall smite the Wicked dead;
But GOD secures his own,
Prevents the Mischief when they slide,
Or heals the broken Bone.
6 When Desolation, like a Flood,
O'er the proud Sinner rolls,
Saints find a Refuge in their God,
For he redeem'd their Souls.
|First Line:||Come, Children, learn to fear the Lord|
|Title:||Exhortations to Peace and Holiness|
|Topic:||Afflicted: removed by Prayer; Care of God over his Saints; Children: instructed(12 more...)|