359. Those Who Are Young, O God

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Those who are young, O God,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Hear from Thy blest abode,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Now in their early days,
 
Turn them to Thy blest ways,
 
Save from the giddy maze,
 
Make them Thine own.
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Those who are older too,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Give them affections new,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Now, in their manhood's prime,
 
Now, in salvation's time,
 
To Thee their hearts incline,
 
Make them Thine own.
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Those who in years abound,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Now may the lost be found,
 
Make them Thine own;
 
Soon must their journey end,
 
Fast to the grave they wend;
 
Father, their souls befriend,
 
Make them Thine own.
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Then shall they happy be,
 
All made Thine own;
 
Shout then the victory,
 
All, all Thine own!
 
Satan shall lose his prey,
 
Mercy shall win the day;
 
Each shall with rapture say,
 
"All, all Thine own!"