Youth Is A Happy Spring


Youth is a happy spring,
Joyous and brief;
Age, life the Autumn breath,
Sears flower and leaf.
Sow we the precious seed
While spring is fair,
Watch o’er the opening buds
With tenderest care.

Refrain:
This, this be our labor,
This our precious employ,
Sowing in sorrow,
To gather in joy.
This, this be our labor,
This our precious employ;
Soon we’ll welcome the harvest,
Reaping in joy.

Youth is a smiling morn,
Lovely and gay;
Clouds, ere the noontide comes,
May darken the way.
Choose ye the manna, then,
Fresh from the skies,
Ere on the dewy earth
Bright sunbeams arise. [Refrain]

Youth is a hopeful time,
Joy is in bloom;
Yet soon its pathway bright
Must lead to the tomb.
May sweet immortal hopes,
Graciously given,
Each youthful footstep guide
Till sheltered in heaven! [Refrain]

Come while the Saviour’s voice
Calls you today;
Come while the Morning Star
Shines over your way.
Come where the fount of life
Sparkles for you;
Come where its waters clear
Youth’s vigor renew. [Refrain]