176b BLOOMING YOUTH
to the Cooper book version of this tune
In the bright season of thy youth,
In nature's smiling bloom,
Ere age arrives, and trembling waits,
Its summons to the tomb.
Remember thy Creator, God;
For Him thy pow'rs employ;
Make Him thy fear, thy love, thy hope,
Thy portion and thy joy.
The Lord will safely guide thy course
O'er life's uncertain seas.
And bring thee to the peaceful shore,
The heav'n prepared for thee.