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Happy the child whose youngest years




Happy the child whose tender years,
Receives instruction well,
Who hates the sinner’s path, and fears
The road that leads to hell.


When we devote our youth to God,
‘Tis pleasing in his eyes;
For ‘tis his grace, though in the bud,
And shall to glory rise.


‘Twill save us from a thousand snares,
To mind religion young;
Grace will preserve our following years,
And make our virtues strong.


To thee, Almighty God, to thee
Our childhood we resign;
‘Twill please us to look back and see
That our whole lives were thine.


Let the sweet work of prayer and praise,
Employ our youngest breath;
Thus we’re prepared for longer days,
Or fit for early death.


---Alternative verses---


Happy the child whose youngest years,
Receives instruction well,
Who hates the sinner’s path, and fears
The road that leads to hell.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
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      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ec 12:1-2; 2 Ti 3:15;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 486
      1853# 202
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