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7771. Ye Sons of Adam, Vain and Young

1. Ye sons of Adam, vain and young,
Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue,
Taste the delights your souls desire,
And give a loose to all your fire;

2. Pursue the pleasures you design,
And cheer your hearts with songs and wine;
Enjoy the day of mirth, but know
There is a day of judgment, too.

3. God from on high records your thoughts,
His book records your secret faults;
The works of darkness you have done
Must all appear before the sun.

4. The vengeance to your follies due
Should strike your hearts with terror through:
How will you stand before His face,
Or answer for His injured grace?

5. Almighty God! turn off their eyes
From these alluring vanities;
And let the thunder of Thy Word
Awake their souls to fear the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Ye sons of Adam, vain and young
Title: Ye Sons of Adam, Vain and Young
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707, Book I, number 89
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ABBOTSFORD
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13134 54337 75754
Key: d minor
Source: Ca­thol­ische Geist­liche Ge­sänge (An­der­nach, Ger­ma­ny: 1608)
Copyright: Public Domain



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