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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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



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


Sacred Poems and Hymns #317

Hymns for Schools and Families #d590

The School Psalter #d335

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