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Father, in my life's young morning

Father, in my life's young morning

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Father! in my life's young morning,
May thy word direct my way;
Let me heed each gracious warning,
Lest my feet should go astray;
Make me willing, make me willing,
All its precepts to obey;
Let me heed each gracious warning,
Lest my feet should go astray.

2 Father! gentle is thy teaching;
Be a docile spirit mine;
Ev'ry day thy grace beseeching,
Let thy loving kindness shine
Always on me, always on me,
And my heart be wholly thine.
Ev'ry day thy grace beseeching,
Let thy loving-kindness shine.

3 Father! let me never covet
Things of vanity and pride;
Teach me truth, and may I love it
Better than all else beside.
Blessed Bible! blessed Bible!
May it be my heavenward guide.
Teach me truth, and may I love it
Better than all else beside.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #756

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Augsburg Songs No. 2: for Sunday schools and other services #79Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d69
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d107
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #64Page Scan
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #101Page Scan
Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #68Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #222Page Scan
Modern Festival Music, Book 3 #d3
Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d58
Sunday-School Hymns #105Page Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #756Text
The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d35
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