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Serve the Lord in Youth

Serve the Lord in the days of youth

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Serve the Lord in the days of youth]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Serve the Lord in the days of youth,
Learn His law and accept His truth;
Sing His praise with a ready tongue,
While the heart is young,
While yet the heart is young.

Serve the Lord in youthful days,
Do His will and walk His ways,
Wait not for what the years may bring,
But serve Him, O serve Him;
While life is like the spring,
O serve our Lord and King.

2 Give to Him what He gave to you,
Buoyant strength and a courage true;
Ringing voices and eyes alight,
Souls all pure and white,
Unstained and pure and white. [Refrain]

3 Serve Him then, ev’ry youthful day,
Choose His guidance without delay;
Waste no part of these precious years,
Youth soon disappears,
Too soon it disappears. [Refrain]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #520

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Serve the Lord in the days of youth
Title: Serve the Lord in Youth
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Serve the Lord in youthful days
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8988
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #8988


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #520

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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