From Days of Early Youth, O God

From days of early youth, O God

Tune: MARTYRDOM (Wilson)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Full Text

1. From days of early youth, O God,
By Thee have I been taught,
And faithfully have I declared
The wonders Thou hast wrought.

2. O gracious God, forsake me not
When I am old and gray,
That unto those that follow me
I may Thy might display.

3. Thy perfect righteousness, O God,
The height of Heav’n exceeds,
O who is like to Thee, who hast
Performed such mighty deeds?

4. Thou who hast sent me many griefs,
Wilt yet my soul restore,
And out of sorrow’s lowest depths
Wilt bring me forth once more.

5. O turn again and comfort me,
My waning strength increase,
And for Thy faithfulness, O God,
My praise shall never cease.

6. Thou Holy One of Israel,
To Thee sweet songs I raise;
The soul Thou hast redeemed from death
Shall give Thee joyful praise.

7. My enemies that seek my hurt
Thy help has put to shame;
My thankful tongue will ceaselessly
Thy righteousness proclaim.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1498

Text Information

First Line: From days of early youth, O God
Title: From Days of Early Youth, O God
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1498
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