My father, my mother, I know

My father, my mother, I know

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 My father, my mother, I know,
I cannot your kindness repay,
But I hope that as older I grow,
I shall learn your commands to obey.
You loved me before I could tell
Who it was that so tenderly smiled,
But now that I know it so well,
I should be a most dutiful child.

2 I am so sorry that ever I should
Be naughty and give you a pain;
I hope I shall learn to be good,
And so never grieve you again.
But lest, after all, I should dare
To act an undutiful part,
Whenever I'm saying my prayer,
I'll ask for a teachable heart.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #122c

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: My father, my mother, I know
Author: Jane Taylor
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 24 of 24)

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d80

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Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #xviii

Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d16

Hymns for Infant Minds #d30

Hymns for Infant Minds. Armstrong's 2nd ed. #d38

Hymns for Schools and Families #d320

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #543

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #168

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #168

Linden Harp #d90

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Linden Harp #122c

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d135

Songs of Joy #d71

Sunday School Hymn Book #d272

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The Child's Song Book #86c

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #55

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The Infant-School Hymn-Book #49

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The Sabbath School Lute #220

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d83

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The Sunday School Singing Book #82

Union Hymns. Rev. #d248

Union Hymns. Rev. #d252

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