In Early Youth

O come in childhood's sunny hour and seek today thy Saviour's face

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: IN EARLY YOUTH
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O come in childhood’s sunny hour and seek today thy Saviour’s face;
They who seek Him, seek Him early always find.
O seek Him, children, hasten now and heed the gentle call of grace,
Give to Him in consecration, heart and mind.

Refrain:
In early youth, remember thy Creator,
In thy youth, seek heav’nly things to know,
The Shepherd seeks the Lambs in loving kindness,
In thy youth unto the Shepherd go.

2 O, tell you troubles to the Lord, for He will every burden share;
He for sadness, giveth gladness; ‘tis His way;
O, tell Him every little grief, for He doth feel for all thy care,
Gently caring, burdens sharing, day by day. [Refrain]

3 He giveth many precious gifts to those who heed His loving call;
Priceless treasure, bounteous measure, full and free.
Of life, love, mercy, hope and peace He hath abundant share for all,
He is faithful, prove His promise, come and see. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #85

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come in childhood's sunny hour and seek today thy Saviour's face
Title: In Early Youth
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In early youth, remember thy Creator
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #85

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The Bible School Hymnal #9

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The New Canadian Hymnal #435

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The New Canadian Hymnal #435

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