Homage To Old Age

DEAR children, wheresoe'r you are,

Remember you must pay 

Due reverence unto every one 

Whose locks with age are gray.

Ah! You as yet have never known

The many cares and fears, 

The many griefs, that often come

To those advanced in years.

Our God who is the God of love, 

Whose words and ways are truth,

Who watches with unceasing care 

The steps of age and youth,

Hath bid the young to pay respect

Unto the hoary head; 

And he will bless all those who do

As he hath willed and said.