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My Father, when around me spread

My Father, when around me spread

Author: Jane Roscoe
Published in 6 hymnals

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My Father, when around me spread
I see the shadows of the tomb,
When life’s bright visions droop and fade,
And darkness veils the days to come,—

O, in that anguished hour I turn
With a still trusting heart to Thee,
And holy thoughts arise and burn
Amid that cold, sad destiny!

They fill my soul with heavenly light,
While all around is pain and woe;
And strengthened by them, in Thy sight,
Father, to drink Thy cup I go.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #337

Author: Jane Roscoe

Roscoe, Jane, a second daughter of William Roscoe, was born in 1797, married to Francis Hornblower in 1838, and died in 1853. Her Poems by one of the Authors of Poems for Youth by a Family Circle were published in 1820, and her Poems in 1843, Her hymns in common use are:— 1. How rich the blessings, O my God. Gratitude. In the Liverpool Kenshaw Street Collection 1818. 2. My Father, when around me spread. Peace in Affliction. Appeared in the Monthly Repository, Dec, 1828; and the Sacred Offering, 1832. 3. O God, to Thee, Who first hast given. Self-Consecration. In Poems for Youth, 1820. 4. Thy will be done, I will not fear. Resignation. [Rev. Valentine D. Davis, B.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (190… Go to person page >

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First Line: My Father, when around me spread
Author: Jane Roscoe

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #337

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #337

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #516

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #529

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #529

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Hymns of the Spirit #610

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