Early Will I Seek Thee

Now that my journey's just begun

Author: 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

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: Now that my journey's just begun
Title: Early Will I Seek Thee
Author: Jane Taylor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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)



Instances (1 - 48 of 48)

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d86

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Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #91

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d174

Grammar School Hymn Book #d175

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #75

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d88

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d113

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d295

Hymns for Children and Youth #d26

Hymns for Children and Youth #d33

Hymns for Infant Minds #d33

Hymns for Infant Minds. Armstrong's 2nd ed. #d44

Hymns for Schools and Families #d339

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #371

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d55

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #179

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #179

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #194

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d294

My Little Singing Book #d48

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d109

Precious Awakening #d11

Sabbath School Vocalist #d66

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #123

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #512

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #125

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d249

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d246

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The Child's Hymn Book #61


The Cyber Hymnal #11012

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d99

The New Village Harmony #d80

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #48

The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d30

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d45

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #182

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #51

The Sunday School Melodist #d65

The Union Singing Book #d76

Union Hymns. Rev. #d265

Youthful Voices #d151

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