Go thou, in life's fair morning

Go thou, in life's fair morning

Published in 71 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Go thou, in life's fair morning--
Go in the bloom of youth--
And buy, for thine adorning,
The precious pearl of truth:
Secure this heav'nly treasure,
And bind it on thy heart;
And let not worldly pleasure
E'er cause it to depart.

2 Go, while the day-star shineth;
Go, while thy heart is light;
Go, ere thy strength declineth,
While every sense is bright:
Sell all thou hast, and buy it;
'Tis worth all earthly things--
Rubies, and gold, and diamonds,
Scepters, and crowns of kings.

3 Go, ere the clouds of sorrow
Steal o'er the bloom of youth;
Defer not til tomorrow:
Go now, and buy the truth.
Go, seek thy great Creator,
Learn early to be wise:
Go, place upon his altar
A morning sacrifice.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #72

Text Information

First Line: Go thou, in life's fair morning
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Go thou in life's fair morning. [Youth for Christ.] Anon, in W. B. Bradbury's Oriola, 1860; I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, and others. It was apparently suggested by Mrs. Simpson's "Go when the morning shineth," p. 1058, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa184

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #232

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #460

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #193

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Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d44

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Sacred Songs and Solos #102

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The Church Hymn Book #d284

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The Pearl #d30

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The Sabbath Chimes #d69

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d72

The Sacred Melodeon and The Juvenile Numeral Singer #d13

The Social Harp #d96

The Song Evangel #d55

The Song Evangel #ad55

The Sunday School Melodist #d26

Triumphant Hosannas #d28

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Young Singer's Friend #140

Youthful Voices #d66

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