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In Life's Gay Dawn

In life's gay dawn, when sprightly youth

Tune: HOLY CROSS (53215)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. In life’s gay dawn, when sprightly youth
With vital ardor glows,
And shines in all the fairest charms
Which beauty can disclose;

2. Deep on thy soul, before its powers
Are yet by vice enslaved,
By thy creator’s precious name
And character engraved.

3. For soon the shades of grief shall cloud
The sunshine of thy days,
And cares and ills, in endless round,
Encompass all thy ways.

4. Soon shall thy heart the woes of age
In mournful sighs deplore,
And sadly muse on former joys,
That now return no more.

Text Information

First Line: In life's gay dawn, when sprightly youth
Title: In Life's Gay Dawn
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2993
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The Cyber Hymnal #2993

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