1. We are but young yet we may sing
The praises of our heav'nly King;
He made the earth, the sea, the sky,
And all the starry hosts on high.
2. We are but young we need a guide,
Jesus, in thee we would confide;
O lead us in the path of truth,
Protect and bless us helpless youth.
3. We are but young yet God has shed
Unnumbered blessings on our head;
Then let our youth and riper days
Be all devoted to his praise.
4. We are but young yet we must die,
Perhaps our latter end is nigh:
Lord, may we early seek thy grace,
And find in Christ a hiding place.
Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #131