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I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest

I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest

Author: Mary L. Duncan
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest,
And for thy care of me;
Oh! let me through this day be blest,
And kept from harm by thee.

2 Oh, let me love thee! kind thou art
To children such as I;
Give me a gentle, holy heart,
Be thou my Friend on high.

3 Help me to please my parents dear,
And do whate'er they tell;
Bless all my friends, both far and near,
And keep them ssfe and well.


Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #89

Author: Mary L. Duncan

Duncan, Mary, née Lundie, daughter of the Rev. Robert Lundie, Parish Minister of Kelso, and Mary Grey Lundie Duncan, was born at Kelso, April 26, 1814. On July 11, 1836, she was married to the William Wallace Duncan, the son of Rev. Henry Duncan, D.D., founder of the Savings Bank movement and minister in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. In the end of December, 1839, she took a chill, which resulted in a fever and died on Jan. 5, 1840. Her hymns, mostly written for her children between July and December, 1839, appeared, in 1841, in her Memoir, by her mother, and were issued separately, in 1842, as Rhymes for my Children, to the number of 23. The best known are, "Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me," and "My Saviour, be Thou near me." Dian… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest
Author: Mary L. Duncan



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns for Schools and Families #d234

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d185

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Silvery Echoes of Praise and Prayer #45

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d99


The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #89

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The Infant-School Hymn-Book #17

The Little Hymn Book #d38

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