Nellie Place Chandler began playing the organ in church and Sunday school when she was twelve, she spent time as chorister, organist and choir director.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
O youth, with life before you, and with gladness all around,
While in your heart the songs of hope and courage ring,
Remember thy Creator while the evil days come not,
And choose the Christ of Calvary to be your king.
Tune Title: [O youth, with life before you, and with gladness all around]First Line: O youth, with life before you, and with gladness all aroundComposer: Nellie Place ChandlerIncipit: 51765 65351 76575Key: A♭ Major