1 Sin has undone our wretched race,
But Jesus has restored,
All who believe and trust his grace
And seek and serve the Lord.
2 This we repeat from year to year,
And press upon our youth,
Lord, give them an attentive ear,
And save them by thy truth.
3 Come Lord, and bless the rising race!
Make this an happy hour,
According to thy richest grace,
And thine almighty power.
4 Dear youth, we know your sinful state;
(May God your hearts renew!)
We would a while ourselves forget
To pour out pray'r for you.
5 We see, though you perceive it not,
The approaching awful doom;
O tremble at the solemn thought,
And flee the wrath to come!
6 [Dear Saviour, let this new born year,
Spread an alarm abroad;
And cry, in every careless ear,
"Prepare to meet thy God!"]
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799