Remember thy Creator now (Kurzenknabe)

Remember thy Creator now (Kurzenknabe)

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Remember thy Creator now] (Kurzenknabe)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Remember thy Creator now
In the days of thy youth;
Remember in life’s early dawn,
Before the evil days come on,
Thy tender heart may now be won,
In the days of thy youth.

2 Remember thy Creator now
While affections are pure;
In tender accents hear Him say,
My son, give Me thy heart today,
And never from My precepts stray,
Ever faithful endure.

3 Remember thy Creator now;
Why yet longer delay?
Why wait until in later years,
Amid regret and bitter tears,
Thy heart be bound by doubts and fears?
Why yet longer delay?

4 Remember thy Creator now;
Love the Lord evermore;
The saints and angels waiting stand,
With crown and golden harp in hand,
To greet thee to the better land,
To the bright evermore.

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #123

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

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First Line: Remember thy Creator now (Kurzenknabe)
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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