1 O Happy youth that fear the Lord,
And walk in all his ways;
Who take delight to learn his word,
And serve him all their days.
2 In such the Lord will take delight,
He takes them for his own.
And they are pleasing in his sight,
In Jesus, his dear Son.
3 The Lord in mercy, hears their pray'r,
When they pray with their heart;
He keeps them ever in his care,
And ne'er from them will part.
4 Bless'd are the children who despise
To walk the sinful road;
The Lord will make them truly wise,
To learn the word of God.
5 The Lord will keep them in his hand,
And help them when they need;
He gives him grace to understand
The lessons which they read.
6 The blessed Jesus is their friend,
And leads them in his way;
When they do learn, he will attend,
And hear them when they pray.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCI