Sin Has Undone Our Wretched Race

Sin has undone our wretched race,
But Jesus has restored,
All who believe and trust his grace
And seek and serve the Lord.

This we repeat from year to year,
And press upon our youth,
Lord, give them an attentive ear,
And save them by thy truth.

Come Lord, and bless the rising race!
Make this an happy hour,
According to thy richest grace,
And thine almighty power.

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.

We see, though you perceive it not,
The approaching awful doom;
O tremble at the solemn thought,
And flee the wrath to come!

[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,