I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young

Author: Eliza R. Snow
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)


Languages (11)

This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:

  • Danish: Jeg tjener Gud, mens jeg er ung
  • French: Je servirai le Seigneur
  • German: Ich will schon in der frühen Stund
  • Hawaiian: E Hahai Au I Kuu Alii
  • Japanese: [Unknown title]
  • Maori: Me Mahi Au ki te Atua
  • Norwegian: Jeg tjener Gud
  • Portuguese: Dedicarei minha Juventude ao Senhor
  • Samoan: Tamaiti e, ia Galulue
  • Spanish: Dedicaré Mi Juventud al Señor


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Most common tunes for “I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young”

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Appearances of “I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young” over time

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Representative lyrics

English (Original Language)

I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young

Sing with Me (1969), p. B-40

1. I’ll serve the Lord while I am young, And in my early days, Devote the music of my tongue To my Redeemer’s praise. I’ll praise His name, that He has giv’n Me parentage and birth Among the most beloved of heav’n That dwell upon the earth.

2. O Lord, my parents here preserve, To teach me righteousness, That my young feet may never swerve From paths of holiness. And, like the faithful ones of old Who now behold Thy face, May I be formed in virtue’s mould To fill a holy place.