With heartfelt thanks to Isaac Watts:
God of my childhood and my youth,
The guide of all my days,
I have declar'd Thy heav'nly truth,
And told Thy wondrous ways.
Let me Thy power and truth proclaim
to the surviving age;
And leave a savour of Thy name
When I shall quite the stage.
The Lord supports our tott-ring days,
And guides our giddy youth;
Holy and just are all His ways,
And all His words are truth."