I Owe the Lord a Morning Song

I owe the Lord a morning song

Author: Amos Herr
Tune: GRATITUDE (Herr)
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. I owe the Lord a morning song
Of gratitude and praise,
For the kind mercy He has shown
In lengthening out my days.

2. He kept me safe another night;
I see another day;
Now may His Spirit, as the light,
Direct me in His way.

3. Keep me from danger and from sin;
Help me Thy will to do,
So that my heart be pure within;
And I Thy goodness know.

4. Keep me till Thou wilt call me hence,
Where never night can be;
And save me, Lord, for Jesus’ sake.
He shed His blood for me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3027

Author: Amos Herr

Born: February 13, 1816, Lime Valley, Pennsylvania. Died: June 19, 1897, Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania. Buried: Willow Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amos Herr (13 February 1816-19 June 1897), a Mennonite preacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, wrote the beloved hymn, "I Owe the Lord a Morning Song," one Sunday morning when the snowdrifts would not permit even horseback riding to church. He was a son of Christian Herr of Pequea, a Mennonite bishop, who, as did Amos, always lived on part of the original Herr acres (of 1710), along the Beaver Valley Pike, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ordained a preacher in 1850, he was an ardent advocate of English preaching and of Sunday school. He was the fi… Go to person page >

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First Line: I owe the Lord a morning song
Title: I Owe the Lord a Morning Song
Author: Amos Herr



The Cyber Hymnal #3027
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #58

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #278

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #200

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #200

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d230

Hymnal #651

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Hymns and Tunes #169

Junior Hymns #d53

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #74


The Cyber Hymnal #3027

The Mennonite Hymnal #479

Exclude 8 pre-1979 instances
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