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While yet the youthful spirit bears

While yet the youthful spirit bears

Author: Letitia E. Landon
Published in 17 hymnals

Full Text

While yet the youthful spirit bears
The image of its God within,
And uneffaced that beauty wears,
Which may too soon be stained by sin;

Then is the time for faith and love
To take in charge their precious care,—
Teach the young heart to look above,
Teach the young lips to speak in prayer.

The world will come with care and crime,
And tempt too oft that heart astray;
Still the seed sown in early time
Shall not be wholly cast away.

The infant prayer, the infant hymn,
Within the darkened soul will rise,
When age’s weary eye is dim,
And the grave’s shadow round us lies.

The infant hymn is heard again,
The infant prayer is breathed once more;
Reclasping thus the broken chain,
We turn to all we loved before.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #447

Author: Letitia E. Landon

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First Line: While yet the youthful spirit bears
Author: Letitia E. Landon

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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #447Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #447Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #546Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #546Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #916Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #724Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #612Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d496
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #743Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #743Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d188
Hymns for Schools and Families #103Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #234Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d809
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #307Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #849Page Scan
Youthful Voices #d252
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