Growing Up For Jesus

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1. When the trees are young and small
They are watched with tender care
Trained and bent for perfect growing,
Thus abundant fruit to bear;
So the little ones must be
Very early trained to grow
Strong and upright for the Master
In his garden here below.

To the Saviour we belong,
Now we sing our happy song;
We are growing up for Jesus,
We will always shun the wrong.

2. As the tender little lambs
Must be kept within the fold
Shielded from all want and danger
And the blast of winter's cold,
So must little boys and girls
Precious lambs now young and pure
Be within the fold of Jesus
From all enemies secure. [Chorus]

3. In the early days of youth
Is the time to seek the Lord
To remember the Creator
As 'tis written in his Word;
Thus in Sunday School we learn
How to grow, good fruit to bear;
Here we're kept in perfect safety
Where the foe cannot ensnare. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #128

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the trees are young and small
Title: Growing Up For Jesus
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To the Savior we belong
Copyright: Public Domain


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