1 Young people, all attention give,
And hear what I shall say;
I wish your souls with Christ to live
In everlasting day.
2 Remember you are hast’ning on
To death’s dark, gloomy shade;
Your joys on earth will soon be gone,
Your flesh in dust be laid.Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #37b