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Remember thy Creator now, In these thy youthful days

Author: John Burton

Burton, John, jun, a popular hymn-writer for children, was b. July 23, 1803, at Stratford in Essex, in which place he carried on business as a cooper for about 50 years. He died in 1877. Mr. Burton was a member of the Congregational body, and a Deacon of the Chapel where he attended, His contributions to hymnody began in 1822, when he sent his first production to the Evangelical Magazine. He continued to contribute to that and other periodicals for many years, his signature in the former being "Essex, J. B.," and in the Child's Companion, J. B. Essex." His publications are:— (1) One Hundred Original Hymns for the Young, 1850; (2) Hymns for Little Children, 1851; (3) The Child-Life of David; (4) The Book of Psalms in English Verse, 1871;… Go to person page >

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First Line: Remember thy Creator now, In these thy youthful days
Author: John Burton
Copyright: Public Domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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A Chord #d92

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d373

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #620

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #181

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d253

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #839

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #199

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Little Pilgrim Songs #114b

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #161

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Sabbath School Songs #44c

School and College Hymnal #d128

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School and College Hymnal #96

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #S32

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1113

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The Liturgy and the Offices of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #161

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #183d

The Singing Pilgrim #d145

Union Hymns. Rev. #d321

Union Hymns. Rev. #d329

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Worship in the School Room #105

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