1 Approach dear youth unto the Lord,
To hear and learn his holy word:
That sacred word, which God has giv'n,
That word which shew the way to heav'n.
2 Attend and hear, O! precious youth,
O! hear and learn the word of truth,
O! learn to fear and love your God,
Who sav'd you with the Saviour's blood.
3 Pray that the Lord may govern you,
In all you wish, think, say or do;
And let it be your care and aim,
To glorify his holy Name.
4 Youth is the choicest time we know,
That God affords to men below.
Improve the time, O pray be wise,
Secure the great and heav'nly prize.
5 Look on us Lord, assembled here,
With light and life, and love draw near.
Afford us grace, with one accord,
To hear and understand thy word.
6 Grant us thy Holy Spirit's aid,
To grow in thee, our living hear,
Let all thy graces be appli'd,
Till we be truly sanctifi'd.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXCVII