1 Hear ye not a voice from heaven,
To the listening spirit given;
Children come! it seems to say,
Give your hearts to me to day.
2 Sweet as is a mother's love,
Tender as the heavenly Dove,
Thus it speaks a Saviour's charms,
Thus it wins us to his arms.
3 Lord, we will remember thee,
While from pains and sorrows free;
While our day is in its dew,
And the clouds of life are few.
4 Then, when night and age appear,
Thou wilt cease each doubt and fear;
Thou our glorious leader be,
When the stars shall fade and flee.
5 Now to thee, O Lord! we come,
In our morning's early bloom;
Breathe on us thy grace divine;
Touch our hearts, and make them thine!
Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #18
Hear we [ye] not a voice from heaven. Frances N. Caulkins. [Early Piety.] Taken from the Family Choir, 1845, for the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)