God Bless Our Sabbath School

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1 God bless our Sabbath-school!
Firmly united,
Under thy banner thy glory we sing;
Strength of each youthful heart,
Hope never blighted,
Be thou our portion,
Jesus, our King.

2 God bless our Sabbath-school!
Almighty Father,
Shelter thy children in peace 'neath thy wing;
Guide in the narrow way,
Heav'nward us gather,
Be thou our refuge,
Jesus, our King.

3 God bless our Sabbath-school!
Glorious Defender,
Under thy banner we march as we sing;
Lead us to victory;
Never surrender,
Thy name must conquer,
Jesus, our King.

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #53

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God bless our Sabbath School! Firmly united
Title: God Bless Our Sabbath School
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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