In Life's Gay Dawn

In life's gay morn, when sprightly youth

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1 In life’s gay morn, when sprightly youth
with vital ardour glows,
and shines in all the fairest charms
which beauty can disclose;
2 deep on thy soul, before its pow'rs
are yet by vice enslav'd,
be thy Creator’s glorious name
and character engrav'd.

3 For soon the shades of grief shall cloud
the sunshine of thy days,
and cares, and toils, in endless round,
encompass all thy ways.
4 Soon shall thy heart the woes of age
in mournful groans deplore,
and sadly muse on former joys,
that now return no more.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #R16

Text Information

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


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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HOLY CROSS (53215)


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