Lord, I Would Own Thy Tender Care

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1 Lord, I would own thy tender care,
and all thy love to me;
the food I eat, the clothes I wear,
are all bestowed by thee.

2 'Tis thou preservest me from death
and dangers every hour;
I cannot draw another breath
unless thou give me power.

3 Kind angels guard me every night,
as round my bed they stay;
nor am I absent from thy sight
in darkness or by day.

4 My health and friends and parents dear
to me by God are given;
I have not any blessing here
but what is sent from heaven.

5 Such goodness, Lord, and constant care
I never can repay;
but may it be my daily prayer,
to love thee and obey.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #657

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I would own Thy tender care
Title: Lord, I Would Own Thy Tender Care
Author: Jane Taylor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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