Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth.@Psalm 71:5
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Ed­ith S. Til­lot­son, in Ju­bi­la­te: A Mo­dern Sun­day-School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Lin­coln Hall & C. Aus­tin Miles (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1917).

Ar­ranged by J. Lin­coln Hall from Jules Gra­ni­er (1770–1821) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Serve the Lord in the days of youth,
Learn His law and accept His truth;
Sing His praise with a ready tongue,
While the heart is young,
While yet the heart is young.

Refrain

Serve the Lord in youthful days,
Do His will and walk His ways,
Wait not for what the years may bring,
But serve Him, O serve Him;
While life is like the spring,
O serve the Lord and King.

Give to Him what He gave to you,
Buoyant strength and a courage true;
Ringing voices and eyes alight,
Souls all pure and white,
Unstained and pure and white.

Refrain

Serve Him then, every youthful day,
Choose His guidance without delay;
Waste no part of these precious years,
Youth soon disappears,
Too soon it disappears.

Refrain