Scripture Verse

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years approach when you will say, I find no pleasure in them. Ecclesiastes 12:1


Benjamin C. Unseld (1843–1923)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1884. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Maude Ma­ri­on, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Un­seld Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)


Remember in youth thy Cre­at­or,
Give heed to the voice of His Word;
For hap­py are they who be­lieve Him,
And trust in the arm of the Lord.


Remember in youth thy Cre­at­or,
How gen­tle His good­ness and care;
The best of His bless­ings He of­fers,
The gift of His love you may share.

Remember in youth thy Cre­at­or,
Ere days that are ev­il draw nigh;
And years that af­ford us no ple­asure
Shall chase the bright beams from our sky.


He claims our af­fect­ion in child­hood,
He of­fers the gift of His love;
O then let us ear­nest­ly seek Him,
And lay up our trea­sure above.