1 Delightful work! young souls to win,
And turn the rising race
From the deceitful paths of sin,
To seek redeeming grace.
2 Children our kind protection claim,
And God will well approve
When infants learn to lisp his name,
And their Redeemer love.
3 Be ours the bliss, in wisdom's way
To guide untutored youth,
And show the mind which went astray
The Way, the Life, the Truth.
4 Almighty God, thine influence shed,
To aid this blest design;
The honors of thy name be spread,
And all the glory thine.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #648