Father, We Will Quiet Be

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Father we will quiet be,
While we bow and think of thee,
As we raise our heads we'll sing,
"Thank you, god for everything."

Source: Children's Hymnal #49

Author: Elizabeth McE. Shields

Shields, Elizabeth McEwen. (Camden, South Carolina, September 22, 1879--May 5, 1962, Asheville, North Carolina). She was named for her grandmother, Elizabeth McEwen of South Carolina. Director, Children's Work of the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education; Chair, children's section of what is now known as the National Council of Churches. Published many books for children, including Junior Hymns and Songs and Worship and Conduct Songs. --Tina Schneider, from information in the DNAH Archives, which includes correspondence from Elizabeth McEwen Shield's sister. Go to person page >

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First Line: Father we will quiet be
Title: Father, We Will Quiet Be
Author: Elizabeth McE. Shields
Language: English
Copyright: Slightly altered with permission.



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