Adult Delinquency  by Dwight C. Ritchie

Fathers and mothers, listen to me!
Who is to blame for delinquency--
You or your untrained girl or boy
Who turned to crime in search of joy?

Do you delight in obeying God
And train your child with reproof and rod?
Or does he grow from babe to youth
Devoid of the knowledge of Christian truth?

Do you take your children to Sunday school
To learn of God and the Golden Rule?
Or are they sent to a picture show,
Where most delinquent children go?

They learn of crime and of sinful lust,
But not of Christ Whom they ought to trust.
They learn to lie and to steal and kill
But not to love and to do God's will.

Who is to blame--you or your child,
If he turns to crime and becomes defiled?
Who should go to the prison cell,
The rope or the chair, and a burning hell?

God is your Judge in Heaven above.
He bids you repent, in His grace and love;
To turn from your careless, wicked way,
And start to study His Word and pray.

Forsake the world and the social whirl
And go to church with your boy and girl
O, parents, pause and listen to me,
For you are the cause of delinquency!

Used by permission
Old Paths Tract Society

God is your Judge
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