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Oft has my youthful mind been led

Oft has my youthful mind been led

Author: Chester V. Adgate
Tune: ARIZONA
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oft has my youthful mind been led
Some foreign region for to tread,
The vast expanse I would explore,
From western isles to Ganges’ shore.

2 I’d see the once most Christian ground,
Where first the Gospel’s trump did sound,
I’d see the now demolished mass,
The scant remains of polished Greece.

3 The place where thousands once did dwell,
Has now become the hermit’s cell:
A shepherd here and there resides,
With serpents, moles, and feathered tribes.

4 I then would see the Egyptian plains,
Once occupied by frugal swains.
I there would pause and view awhile,
The flowing of the river Nile.

5 From thence I’d see old Jordan’s flood,
Where Israel knew their Savior God;
Where John baptized a numerous host,
And circumcision’s seal was lost.

6 To Gethsem’ne’s garden I then would go,
Where blood and tears for me did flow;
That consecrated place I’d see,
Where Jesus kneeled and prayed for me.

7 Then Calvary’s skully mount I’d see,
Where Savior Jesus died for me;
I’d view the place where once He stood,
And drop a tear where He dropped blood.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8564

Author: Chester V. Adgate

Born: 1796, Ne­ver­sink, New York. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 4, 1833, Penn Yan, New York. Buried: Lake­view Cem­e­te­ry, Penn Yan, New York. Son of Thom­as and Eliz­a­beth (Che­ter) Adgate, Che­ster was a min­is­ter in the Gen­e­see Con­fer­ence of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church. --www.hymntime.org/tch Go to person page >

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First Line: Oft has my youthful mind been led
Author: Chester V. Adgate
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8564
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8564

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