Father, in My Life's Young Morning

Father, in my life's young morning

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Tune: GORTON (Brunk)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

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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First Line: Father, in my life's young morning
Title: Father, in My Life's Young Morning
Author: Thomas MacKellar
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #79

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d69

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #562

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #64

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #101

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Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #68

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Hymns and Tunes #222

Modern Festival Music, Book 3 #d3

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d58

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Sunday-School Hymns #105

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #756

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d35

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