You’re starting, my boy, on life’s journey (Have courage, my boy, to say No)

You’re starting, my boy, on life’s journey (Have courage, my boy, to say No). Horatio Richmond Palmer* (1834-1907).  The first Hymnary.org page scan of this hymn is dated 1879, in Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly (referring to Minnetonka, Minnesota). It differs from Palmer’s immensely popular ‘Yield not to temptation’*, if only because this hymn is a call to resist group pressure in specific ways:  You’re starting, my boy, on life’s journey, Along the grand highway of life;You’ll meet with a thousand temptations, Each city with evil is rife.This world is a stage of excitement, There’s danger wherever you go;But if you...

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