Keep Thy Faith And Youthful Vigor

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1 Keep thy faith and youthful vigor,
Keep thy faith!
See the goal from heaven beaming,
Wave God's banner, bright streaming!
Keep thy faith!

2 Press thou on in youthful spirit,
Press thou on!
Lo, the goal from heaven beckons,
And thy Savior with thee reckons,
Press thou on!

3 Run the course, though faint and weary,
Run the course!
Though the road o'er stones be leading,
And thy feet from wounds are bleeding,
Run the course!

4 Pray to God for strength and courage,
Pray to God!
Pray that Jesus will not fail thee,
When temptations hard assail thee;
Pray to God!

5 O what prize! The course is finished,
O what prize!
See the home in heavenly places,
See the angels' happy faces,
O what prize!

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #325

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: Christoffer Hansen

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First Line: Keep thy faith and youthful vigor
Title: Keep Thy Faith And Youthful Vigor
Danish Title: Vaern din Tro og Ungdomskraefter
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: Christoffer Hansen
Meter: 8.3.8.8.3
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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