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Youthful days are passing o'er us

Youthful days are passing o'er us

Author: William Dickson
Tune: BETHLEHEM (33432)
Published in 7 hymnals

Full Text

1 Youthful days are passing o'er us,
Childhood's years will soon be gone;
Cares and sorrows lie before us,
Hidden dangers, snares unknown.

2 Oh! may He, who meek and lowly
Visited this world below,
Make us His, and make us holy,
Guard and guide us, where we go.

3 Hark! It is the Saviour calling,
"Come, ye children, come to Me."
Jesus, keep our feet from falling,
Teach us all to follow Thee.

4 Soon we part; it may be, never,
Never here to meet again;
May we meet in heaven for ever,
And the crown eternal gain.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #266

Author: William Dickson

Dickson, William, eldest surviving son of the late James Dickson, Edinburgh, was born at Edinburgh, July 24, 1817. After being educated at the High School and University of Edinburgh, he entered his father's business, which he still [1887] carries on. He is a prominent elder in the Free Church, has for many years taken a great interest in Sabbath School work, and has for more than 30 years edited The Free Church Children's Record. He has annually written a New Year's hymn since 1842. "Childhood's years are passing o'er us," his best known hymn, originally printed in 1841, as a leaflet for class use, was, in 1846, included in the 2nd part of the Sacred Song Book (see Bateman), and has since been included in many hymnals. [Rev. James Mearns,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Youthful days are passing o'er us
Author: William Dickson

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #625
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #436Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #436Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #266TextPage Scan
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #181Page Scan
Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #266Page Scan
Songs of Praise and Prayer #d355
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