Great God, my early vows to thee

Great God, my early vows to thee

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Great God! my early vows to thee
With gratitude I'll bring;
And at the rosy dawn of day
Thy lofty praises sing.

2 Thou round the heavenly arch dost draw
A dark and sable veil,
And all the beauties of the world
From mortal eyes conceal.

3 Again thy sky with golden beams
Thy skilful hands adorn,
And paint with cheerful splendour gay
The fair ascending morn.

4 And as the gloomy night returns,
Or smiling day renews,
Thy constant goodness still my soul
With benefits pursues.

5 For this will I my vows to thee
With evening incense bring;
And at the rosy dawn of day
Thy lofty praises sing.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #619

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe

Howe, Elizabeth, née Singer, daughter of Walter Singer, an Independent Minister, was born near Frome, Somersetshire, in 1674; married in 1710 to Thomas Rowe, the poet; and died in Feb., 1737. Her works include Friendship in Death; Letters Moral and Entertaining, and Devoute exercises of the Heart (which was revised and published by Dr. Watts). Her Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse, which included some of her husband's poems, together with her Hymns and Versions of Psalms, was published posthumously in 1739. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe

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