1. Go forth to life, O child of earth!
Still mindful of thy heav’nly birth;
Thou art not here for ease, or sin,
But manhood’s noble crown to win.
2. Tho’ passion’s fires are in thy soul,
Thy spirit can their flames control;
Tho’ tempters strong beset thy way,
Thy spirit is more strong than they.
3. Go on from innocence of youth
To manly purity and truth;
God’s angels still are near to save,
And God Himself doth help the brave.
4. Then forth to life, O child of earth!
Be worthy of thy heav’nly birth!
For noble service thou art here;
Thy brothers help, thy God revere!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1746
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1746||Go Forth to Life, O Child of Earth||Go forth to life, O child of earth||BROOKFIELD||Samuel Longfellow||LM||<cite>Hymns of the Spirit</cite>, 1864|