Welcome, most welcome, Sabbath morn,
The best of all the seven;
Lord of the Sabbath, deign to form
Our youthful hearts for heaven.
May we not meet in vain and part,
But have Thy special care,
As Thou didst open Lydia’s heart,
May we Thy favour share.
Faith and repentance Thou must give,
And love comes down from heaven;
O, may we now to Jesus live,
Since all is freely given.
’Twas young Abijah had the truth,
Thou didst that gift bestow,
And many more are called in youth,
And unto glory go.
But some have hearts unchanged within,
And this ’tis sad to tell;
For all who die in love with sin,
Must surely sink to hell.