Scripture Verse

Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 89.

Music: Ma­no­ah, from Gio­achi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868), in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Gioachino A. Rossini (1792–1868)


Ye child­ren, come, give ear to me
And learn Je­ho­vah’s fear,
He who would long and hap­py live,
Let him my coun­sel hear.

Restrain thy lips from speak­ing guile,
From wick­ed speech de­part,
From ev­il turn and do the good,
Seek peace with all thy heart.

Jehovah’s eyes are on the just,
He heark­ens to their cry;
Against the wick­ed sets His face;
Their ve­ry name shall die.

He hears the right­eous when they cry,
From trou­ble sets them free;
He saves the brok­en heart­ed ones
And those who con­trite be.

The Lord may suf­fer ma­ny griefs
Upon the just to fall,
But He will bring them safe­ly through;
Delivering them from all.

By ev­il are the ev­il slain,
And they that hate the just;
But all His ser­vants God re­deems,
And safe in Him they trust.