176. How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts

1 How shall the young secure their hearts,
And guard their lives from sin?
Thy Word the choicest rules imparts
To keep the conscience clean.

2 'Tis like the sun, a heav'nly light
That guides us all the day,
And through the dangers of the night
A lamp to lead our way.

3 The starry heav'ns Thy rule obey;
The earth maintains her place;
And these Thy servants, night and day
Thy skill and pow'r express.

4 But still Thy Law and Gospel, Lord,
Have lessons more divine;
Not earth stands firmer than Thy Word,
Nor stars so nobly shine.

5 Thy Word is everlasting truth;
How pure is ev'ry page!
That holy Book shall guide our youth
And well support our age.

Text Information
First Line: How shall the young secure their hearts
Title: How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts
Author: I. Watts, 1674-1748 (abr.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Youth and Education; Epiphany 1
Tune Information
Composer: C. G. Gläser, 1784-1829
Arranger: L. Mason, 1792-1872
Meter: C M
Key: D Major

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