Scripture Verse

Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth. Psalm 71:5


Words & Mu­sic: Ger­trude M. Hoad, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hoad (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Give thy life in youth to Je­sus,
Give it now!
While life’s sun is brightly shining
On thy brow;
Come, and on His truth relying,
All His love and grace descrying,
At the cross where Christ hangs dying
Humbly bow.

Wait not till the shadows lengthen
O’er the plain,
And the world’s allurements strengthen,
To thy pain;
Seek not wealth, an idle story,
Seek not fame, its paths are gory,
Seek the Lord; with Him in glo­ry
Thou shalt reign.

Fill with blessing unto others
All thy days,
And by aiding fallen brothers
Give God praise.
Heav’n shall come, its joys unending,
With thy earth-life sweetly blending,
And angelic hosts descending
Guard thy ways.