Now in the Days of Youth

Text:  Walter J. Mathams  1913
Music:  George J. Elvey  1868
Tune:  Diademata  66.86D
OHT Incipit:  11133 66514 32235

Now in the days of youth,
When life flows fresh and free,
Thou Lord of all our hearts and lives
We give ourselves to Thee;
Our fervent gift receive,
And fit us to fulfill,
Through all our days, in all our ways,
Our Heavenly Father's will.

Teach us where'er we live,
To act as in Thy sight,
And do what THou wouldst have us do
With radiant delight;
Not choosing what is great,
Nor spurning what is small,
But take as from Thy hands our tasks,
And glorify them all.

Teach us to love the true,
The beautiful and pure,
And let us not for one short hour
an evil thought endure.
But give us grace to stand
Decided, brave and strong,
The lovers of all holy things,
The foes of all things wrong.

Spirit of Christ, do Thou
Our first bright days inspire,
That we may live the life of of love
And loftiest desire;
And be by Thee prepared
For larger years to come,
And for the life ineffable
Within the Father's home.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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