Gone, they tell me, is youth,
Gone is the strength of my life.
Nothing remains but decline,
Nothing but age and decay.
Not so, I'm God's little child,
Only beginning to live;
Coming the days of my prime,
Coming the strength of my life,
Coming the vision of God,
Coming my bloom and my power.
A poem quoted by Amy Carmichael in her book 'Gold by Moonlight'