My days of youth, though not from folly free

My days of youth, though not from folly free

Tune: TRUTH (51234)
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My days of youth, tho' not from folly free,
I prize the truth, the more the world I see;
I'll keep the straight and narrow path,
And lead where'er it may.
The voice of truth I'll follow and obey,

2 My footsteps lead, O truth, and mold my will,
In word and deed, my duty to fulfill,
Dishonest acts and selfish alms
To truth can ne'er belong,
No deed of mine shall be a deed of wrong.

3 The strength of youth, we see it soon decay,
But strong is truth, and stronger every day;
Though falsehood seem a mighty power,
Which we in vain assail,
The power of truth will in the end prevail.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #42

Text Information

First Line: My days of youth, though not from folly free
Copyright: Public Domain

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David's Harp #328

Fruits and Flowers #d92

Linden Harp #d88

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Linden Harp #42

Song-book of the School Room #d57

Temperance Glee Book #d22

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Temperance Rallying Songs #73

The Carol #d64

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The Public School Singing Book #43

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #157

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