O children, hither do ye come,
And unto me give ear;
I shall you teach to understand
How ye the Lord should fear.
What man is he that life desires,
To see good would live long;
Thy lips refrain from speaking guile,
And from ill words thy tongue.
Depart from ill, do good, seek peace,
Pursue it earnestly;
God's eyes are on the just; His ears
Are open to their cry.
The face of God is set against
those that do wickedly,
That He may quite out from the earth,
Cut off their memory.