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5 True wisdom, early sought and gained,"
Feed my Lambs!
1 WHILE yet the youthful spirit bears
L. E. LANDON.
2 Then is the time for faith and love
3 The world will come with care and crime,
4 The infant prayer, the infant hymn,
5 The infant hymn is heard again,
Songs of Children in Heaven.
1 THERE is a glorious world of light Above the starry sky,
Where saints departed, clothed in white,
2 And hark! — amid the sacred songs
Ten thousand thousand infant tongues
3 Those are the hymns that we shall know If Jesus we obey;
That is the place where we shall go,
The Call of Samuel.
1 IN Israel's fane, by silent night,
2 A voice unknown the stillness broke; "Samuel!" it called, and thrice it spoke; He rose; he asked whence came the word; From Eli? No, it was the Lord.
3 Thus early called to serve his God,
4 Speak, Lord! and, from our earliest days,
Teaching little Children.
1 O SAY not, think not, heavenly notes
That the young mind at random floats,
2 Was not our Lord a little child,
3 And loved he not of heaven to talk
To meet them in his daily walk,
4 And though some tones be weak and low, What are all prayers beneath,
But cries of babes that cannot know
5 In his own words we Christ adore;
6 And yet his words mean more than they, And yet he owns their praise;
O think not that he turns away
The aged Saint's Reflection and Hope. Psalm 71.
1 My God, my everlasting hope, I live upon thy truth;
Thine hands have held my childhood up, And strengthened all my youth.
2 Still has my life new wonders seen Repeated every year;
Behold my days that yet remain,
3 Cast me not off when strength declines, When hoary hairs arise;
And round me let thy glories shine,
4 Let me thy power and truth proclaim
5 The land of silence and of death
1 As various as the moon
To his bright day of gladness soon
The night of woe resigns
Yet not to fickle chance
Is man's condition given;
His dark and shining hours advance
4 God measures unto all
Nor this too great, nor that too small,
5 Let man conform his mind
6 Hopeful and humble, bear
1 WEAK and irresolute is man:
2 Some foe to his upright intent