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Acquaint thee, O spirit, acquaint thee with God

Acquaint thee, O spirit, acquaint thee with God

Author: William Knox
Published in 6 hymnals

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Acquaint thee, O spirit, acquaint thee with God,
And joy, like the sunshine, shall beam on thy road;
And peace, like the dew, shall descend round thy head,
And sleep, like an angel, shall visit thy bed.

Acquaint thee, O spirit, acquaint thee with God,
And he shall be with thee when fears are abroad;
Thy safeguard in danger that threatens thy path,
Thy joy in the valley and shadow of death.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #199

Author: William Knox

Born: August 17, 1789, Firth, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Scotland. Died: November 12, 1825, Edinburgh, Scotland. Buried: New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland. Knox, William, born at Firth, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Aug. 17, 1789, and educated at the parish school, and the grammar school at Musselburgh. For some time he was engaged in farming at Wrae, near Langholm, Dumfriesshire; but not succeeding to his satisfaction, he left Wrae in 1817, and finally settled in Edinburgh in 1820, where he subsequently obtained employment as a contributor to the public journals. He died in Edinburgh, Nov. 12, 1825. His poetical works were, (1) The Lonely Hearth, North Shields, 1818 ; (2) Songs of Israel, 1824; (3) The Harp of Zion, 1825; and (4) the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Acquaint thee, O spirit, acquaint thee with God
Author: William Knox

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #199

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #199

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d10

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #34

The Gospel Hymnal #d8

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The School Hymn-Book #79

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