With Contrite Hearts We Come

To thee, in youth's bright morning

Author: Anonymous
Published in 23 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 To Thee, in youth’s bright morning
Father of all, we pray;
While thought and fancy dawning,
Lead on the rising day;
To Thee, in life’s last even,
We’ll tune our feebler breath;
Hear all our sins forgiven,
And softly sleep in death.

2 When from death’s sleep we waken,
No fears shall us surprise;
All earthly things forsaken,
What joys shall meet our eyes!
With rapture then increasing,
For ever we’ll rejoice;
And praises never ceasing,
Shall wake each tuneful voice.

3 Though vine nor fig tree either
Its fruit or leaves should bear;
Though all the fields should wither,
Nor flocks nor herds be there;
Yet God, the same abiding,
His praise shall tune my voice;
For while in Him confiding,
I cannot but rejoice.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12900

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: To thee, in youth's bright morning
Title: With Contrite Hearts We Come
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12900
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The Cyber Hymnal #12900

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