Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.@Luke 23:34

Vienna G. Ramsey, in The Psalmody (Dover, New Hampshire: Freewill Baptist Printing Establishment, 1853), number 684.

Aber William H. Monk, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Monk (1823–1889)

An awful day draws near;
A storm of wrath must fall:
O, how shall those I love appear
Before the Judge of all!

The path of death they choose;
And boldly walk therein;
My soul with deepest sorrow views
Their danger and their sin.

Careless they press the brink
Of infinite despair;
Can I endure to see them sink
In hopeless ruin there?

I pour unceasing tears;
By day and night I cry;
Almighty Father, hear my prayers,
Nor let these sinners die.