My son, know thou the LordAuthor: R. C. Brackenbury
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1. My son, know thou the Lord,
Thy father’s God obey;
Seek His protecting care by night,
His guardian hand by day.
2. Call, while He may be found;
Seek Him while He is near;
Serve Him with all thy heart and mind,
And worship Him with fear.
3. If Thou wilt seek his face,
His ear will hear Thy cry;
Then shalt Thou find His mercy sure,
His grace forever nigh.
4. But if thou leave thy God,
Nor choose the path to heaven,
Then shalt thou perish in thy sins,
And never be forgiven.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4371
My son, know thou the Lord. [Early Piety Enforced.] Anon, in Rebecca Wilkinson's Short Sermons to Children, &c, circa 1795 (see p. 1038, ii.) at the end of Ser. xvi. In J. Benson's Hymns for Children and Young Persons, &c, 1806, No. 64, it is given with others as by “Brackenbury." As this was four years before R. C. Brackenbury's death (see p. 168, i.), and both he and Watson were Wesleyan ministers, and well known to each other, we hold this to be good proof of Brackenbury's authorship.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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