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Remember Man While Thou Art Young, a hymn on “Religion in Early Life” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=39979 Remember Man While Thou Art Young, a hymn on "Religion in Early Life" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-22 12:12:38 "Remember man while thou art young," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Religion in Early Life" as Hymn 18 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 22. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Baqashot 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer South Carolina hymns תוכחות tokheḥot ABAB rhyming scheme exhortation
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Remember man while thou art young,
To turn thy heart towards the Lord;
Ere sorrow hath thy bosom wrung,
Or life hath “loosed its silver cord.”
Spring hath its flowers,–Youth its sweets;
Cradled in both the canker lies;
And when one little season fleets,
Man’s spirit droops, the blossom dies.
Ye triflers on the brink of time,
Scorn not the sage and silver-haired,
When they forewarn ye in your prime,
To be for evil days prepared!
Strong as ye are, shall ye not fall
Down to the dust at God’s decree?
Proud as ye are, shall not the pall
Mantle your frail mortality?
Praise the Creator, e’re decay
Your energies shall paralyze;
Or darkness, in the latter day.
Shall hide the heavens from your eyes!

“Remember man while thou art young,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Religion in Early Life” as Hymn 18 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 22. –Aharon Varady

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