Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest

I thank thee, Lord, for quiet rest

Author: Mary L. Duncan
Published in 8 hymnals

Full 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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d234
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #513Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d185
Silvery Echoes of Praise and Prayer: a collection of hymns and music, expecially adapted for children and youths in the primary and intermediate departments of the Sunday-school #45Page Scan
Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d99
The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #89Text
The Infant-School Hymn-Book #17Page Scan
The Little Hymn Book #d38