15791. Lovely Youth, With Ardent Zeal

1 Lovely youth, with ardent zeal,
Wisdom’s flowery path pursue;
There shall you sweet pleasures feel,
Ever springing, ever new:
Sacred peace and joy combined,
Hopes and comforts all refined.

2 Earth with all its boasted store,
Cannot such delights impart,
All its joys are mean and poor,
Giving anguish to the heart:
From its vanities retire,
Seek the Lord with strong desire.

3 Give to Him your early bloom,
Make His counsels your delight,
Let His temple be your home,
Love and serve Him day and night:
Then shall you His blessings prove,
Feel the transports of His love.

Text Information
First Line: Lovely youth, with ardent zeal
Title: Lovely Youth, With Ardent Zeal
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Meter: 87.87.87
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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