For the Strength of Youth
In the strength of youth I’ll serve the Lord with heart and mind and might.
I will stand for truth and righteousness. I’ll strive to do what’s right.
I will seek through prayer and God’s own word to know the Savior’s way.
I will choose each day while in my youth to live my life by faith.
I will serve the Lord in purity in thought and word and deed.
I will keep His laws of chastity. I’ll keep my body clean.
I will honor sacred covenants wherever I may be.
I will enter in God’s holy house and serve Him worthily.
[I will be prepared to enter in God’s temple worthily]
I will strive to keep the Sabbath day. I’ll love my family.
I’ll obey the Word of Wisdom, too, That God may strengthen me.
I will use my hands to life the poor: to comfort, warm, and feed.
I will make the time to be a friend and go where Christ needs me.
I will give my time and all I own to help this work go forth.
With my strength and witness I will build Christ’s kingdom here on earth.
I will fill my heart with songs of hope. I’ll lift my soul with praise.
In the strength of youth I will prepare to serve the God all my days.
Text: John V. Pearson
Music: John V. Pearson
Album: Submitted Music (1998-2006)
Composition Date: 2001
More Info: CMS 2001