Never, my heart, wilt thou grow old

Never, my heart, wilt thou grow old

Author: Louisa Jane Hall
Tune: ABENDS
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Never, my heart, wilt thou grow old!
My hair is white, my blood runs cold,
And one by one my powers depart,
But youth sits smiling in my heart.

2 Down hill the path of age! oh, no;
Up, up with patient steps I go;
I watch the skies fast brightening there,
I breathe a sweeter, purer air.

3 Beside my road small tasks spring up,
Though but to hand the cooling cup,
Speak the true word of hearty cheer,
Tell the lone soul that God is near.

4 Beat on, my heart, and grow not old!
But when thy pulses all are told,
Let me, though working, loving still,
Kneel as I meet my Father’s will.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11729

Author: Louisa Jane Hall

Hall, Louisa Jane (Park). (Newburyport, Massachusetts, February 2, 1802--1892). Wife of Rev. Edward B. Hall, she began to publish poems anonymously in periodicals. Her husband was minister of the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island. She moved to Boston after his death. --Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, 1875, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Never, my heart, wilt thou grow old
Author: Louisa Jane Hall

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The Cyber Hymnal #11729
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