My God, all nature owns thy sway

My God, all nature owns thy sway

Author: Helen Maria Williams
Published in 41 hymnals

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My God! all nature owns Thy sway;
Thou giv’st the night and Thou the day:
When all Thy loved creation wakes,
When morning, rich in lustre, breaks,
And bathes in dew the opening flower,
To Thee we owe her fragrant hour;
And when she pours her choral song,
Her melodies to Thee belong.

Or when, in paler tints arrayed,
The evening slowly spreads her shade,
That soothing shade, that grateful gloom,
Can, more than day’s enlivening bloom,
Still every fond and vain desire,
And calmer, purer thoughts inspire;
From earth the longing spirit free,
And lead the softened heart to Thee.

As o’er Thy work the seasons roll,
And soothe, with change of bliss, the soul,
O, never may their smiling train
Pass o’er the human sense in vain!
But, oft as on their charms we gaze,
Attune the wondering soul to praise;
And be the joys that most we prize
The joys that from Thy favor rise!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #86

Author: Helen Maria Williams

Miss Helen Maria Williams was born in the north of England, in 1762. At the age of eighteen, she went to London, and soon after took position in the literary world, publishing several poems. Subsequently she resided in Paris, where she published works in prose and poetry. She died in 1827. The eminent French preacher, Athanase Coquerel was her nephew, and received from her his early training. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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Author: Helen Maria Williams

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #86

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #86

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #389

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #169

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #62

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #62

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #160

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #160

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #164

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #286

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d101

Grammar School Hymn Book #d164

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #685

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d281

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #174

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Hymns for Public Worship #246

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #25

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #202

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #202

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d154

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d146

Progressive Songster #d85

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d124

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #68

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d261

The Christian Psalter #d333

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d153

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #141

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #128

The Tabernacle #d190

Universalist Hymn Book #d324

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