Give thou thy youth to God,
With all its budding love;
Send up the opening heart to him,
Fix it on things above.
He seeks thy heart, my child;
He wants to make thee blest;
Thy soul with his own joy to fill,
To give thee peace and rest.
Take thou the side of God,
In all things great or small;
So shall he ever take thy side,
And bear thee safe through all.
Guide me in the path to heaven.