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62. Exhortations to Peace and Holiness

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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Children, learn to fear the Lord
Title: Exhortations to Peace and Holiness
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1740
Topic: Afflicted: removed by Prayer; Care of God over his Saints; Children: instructed (12 more...)
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