1. God of our youth, to whom we yield
The tribute of our eager praise,
Upon the well contested field,
And mid the glory of these days,
God of our youth, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.
2. Sturdy of limb, with bounding health,
Eager to play the hero’s part,
Grant to us each that greater wealth,
An undefiled and loyal heart,
God of our youth, be Thou our might,
To do the right, to do the right.
3. When from the field of mimic strife,
Of strength with strength, and speed with speed,
We face the sterner fights of life,
As then our strength in time of need,
God of our youth, inspire us still,
To do Thy will, to do Thy will.
Born: February 20, 1868, Springfield, Vermont.
Died: October 23, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Quaker Burial Grounds, Hartford Road, Baltimore, Maryland.
Forbush graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1888, and became a principal in Amherst, New Hampshire, the next year. He served as pastor of the Riverside Congregational Church, Riverside, Rhode Island (1893-94), entered Union Theological Seminary, in 1889, graduating in 1892. He received an AM in 1890 and PhD in 1892 from the University of New York, and was acting pastor at the Rockaway Church in Brooklyn while enrolled in 1890. He served as pastor at Riverside Church in East Providence, Rhode Island (1892); Tabernacle Church, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (1894-96)… Go to person page >
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