God of my life, to thee belong

God of my life, to thee belong

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Tune: UPTON (Mason)
Published in 54 hymnals

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1 God of my life, to thee belong
The thankful heart, the grateful song;
Touch'd by thy love, each tuneful chord
Resounds the goodness of the Lord.

2 Thou hast preserv'd my fleeting breath,
And chas'd the gloomy shades of death;
The venom'd arrows vainly fly,
When God our great Deliverer's nigh.

3 Yet why, dear Lord, this tender care?
Why does thy hand so kindly rear
A uselss cumberer of the ground,
On which no pleasant fruits are found?

4 Still may the barren fig-tree stand!
And, cultivated by thy hand,
Verdure, and bloom, and fruit afford,
Meet tribute to its bounteous Lord.

5 So shall thy praise employ my breath
Through life, and in the arms of death
My soul the pleasant theme prolong
Then rise to aid th'angelic song.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #609

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Scott, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Independent Minister at Norwich, and sister of Thomas Scott, noted below, was born at Norwich about 1708. In 1751 she was married to Elisha Williams, who had been from 1726 to 1739 Rector of Yale College, U.S.A., and with him she proceeded to Connecticut. On the death of Mr. Williams she was married to the Hon. William Smith, of New York, who also predeceased her. She died at Wethersfield, Connecticut, June 13th, 1776. In connection with Miss Scott's hymns we are acquainted directly and indirectly with four manuscripts, each of which is interesting in itself. These are as follows:— i. The first manuscript is in the library of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Franklin Bowditch… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of my life, to thee belong
Author: Elizabeth Scott

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A Selection of Hymns #d81

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #411

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d187

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #181

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d271

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d88

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d315

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d101

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d336

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #609

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #609

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #609

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #609

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #249

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #8

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #397

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d116

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #216

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #216

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #216

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #216

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #216

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #216

Songs for the School #d45

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #120

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d123

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d57

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d267

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #259

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1229

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d58

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #66

The Thanksgiving #d72

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #24

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