Now that my journey's just begunAuthor: Jane Taylor
Published in 48 hymnals
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1 Now that my journey’s just begun;
My course so little trod—
I’ll stay before I further go,
And give myself to God:
What sorrows may my steps attend,
I cannot now foretell;
But if the Lord will be my friend,
I know that all is well.
2 If all my earthly friends should die,
And leave me mourning here—
Since God regards the orphan’s cry—
Oh! what have I to fear?
If I am poor He can supply—
Who hath my table spread;
He feeds the ravens when they cry,
And fills His poor with bread.
3 And Lord, whatever grief or ill
For me may be in store,
Make me submissive to Thy will,
And I would ask no more;
And all the way be Thou my stay,
Whatever be my lot,
And when I’m feeble, old and gray,
Oh! God, forsake me not.
Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #91
Now that my journey's just begun. Jane Taylor. [Early Piety.] Appeared in Hymns for Infant Minds, by A. & J. Taylor, 1810, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, with the motto, "Early will I seek Thee" (edition 1886, p. 11). It is found in a few of the older hymn-books in an abbreviated form. With later compilers it is more popular, and is given in a great many collections for children. In a few hymnals, as the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, it begins, "Lord, now my journey's just begun."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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