Pleading for and with Youth

 Sin has undone our wretched race;
But Jesus has restored,
And brought the sinner face to face
With his forgiving Lord.
This we repeat from year to year And press upon our youth; Lord, give them an attentive ear, Lord, save them by Thy truth! Blessings upon the rising race! Make this a happy hour, According to Thy richest grace, And thine Almighty power.
We feel for your unhappy state (May you regard it too), And would a while ourselves forget To pour our prayer for you.
We see, though you perceive it not, The approaching awful doom; Oh 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!"

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - Pleading for and with YouthEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Poems are below...

Top William Cowper Poems

Analysis and Comments on Pleading for and with Youth

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Pleading for and with Youth here.