Youth, health, and strength are ours to-day

Youth, health, and strength are ours to-day

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

Youth, health, and strength are ours to-day,
And years to come in prospect lie;
But youth, health, strength, must soon decay,
This year--this moment, we may die.

Brought to the altar of the Lord,
Eternal enmity, we now
To sin and Satan would record;
To Christ eternal homage vow.

Lord, to Thyself our spirits draw,
Bind our affections with Thy love;
Incline our hearts to keep Thy law,
And fix our hopes on things above.

The fragrance, dew, and flower of youth,
The health and strength of Nature's prime,
We here present;--Oh! Thine in truth
Be all our talents, all our time.

Heavenward our course on earth be bent,
Where'er our future lot is cast;
And life, thus well and wisely spent,
Be pure and holy to the last.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Youth, health, and strength are ours to-day
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns for Schools and Families #d590

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #343


Sacred Poems and Hymns #317

The School Psalter #d335

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