In The Days Of Early Childhood

In the days of early childhood

Author: E. J. Barber
Tune: [In the days of early childhood]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the days of early childhood,
While my heart yet knew no care,
Jesus came and softly whispered,
"Shun the tempter’s fatal snare."

Then I said, "O gentle Savior,
Ere I am by sin beset,
I will surely heed Thy warning,
Tho’ I am not ready yet."

2 "He is waiting, hoping, planning
In his wild satanic glee,
To destroy thy soul forever,
But I’ll save thee—come to Me." [Refrain]

3 On in sin I blindly wandered,
By the tempter’s voice beguiled,
Never pausing to consider
That my soul was sin defiled. [Refrain]

4 On the brink of death’s dark river,
I must wait in deep despair,
Heaven’s portals closed against me,
None that’s sinful enter there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8526

Author: E. J. Barber

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Text Information

First Line: In the days of early childhood
Title: In The Days Of Early Childhood
Author: E. J. Barber
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then I said, O gentle Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8526
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The Cyber Hymnal #8526

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