The wicked world grows daily worse,
And adds its sins to sin,
The evildoer ignores your curse,
To feed his flesh and skin.
Come, Lord, from heaven now descend,
Let sinners seek the rocks;
Come save your flock, forever end
The sin that smites and shocks.
The smirched earth let fire devour,
Let skies be rolled away;
Let hades empty by your power,
Let dawn th’ eternal day.
Come, hasten, Lord, your people wait,
Each hour an age, apart;
We walk the Spirit’s path, and strait,
For strength in soul and heart.