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

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 48 of 48)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #92Page Scan
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #39Page Scan
Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d86
Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #91TextAudioPage Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d174
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #82Page Scan
David's Harp: or the Boston Sabbath school song book, containing a variety of pleasing tunes in all the various metres; also hymns, anthems, and chants...(2nd Rev. Ed.) #46Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d175
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #75Page Scan
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
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #371Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d55
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #179Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #179Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #194Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d294
My Little Singing Book #d48
My Little Singing Book: designed for the use of Sabbath and Juvenile Singing Schools #27Page Scan
Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d109
Precious Awakening #d11
Sabbath School Vocalist #d66
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #123Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #512Page Scan
The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #125Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d249
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d246
The Child's Hymn Book #61Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #11012TextScoreAudio
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d99
The New Village Harmony #d80
The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #48Page Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #6Page Scan
The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d30
The Sabbath School Singing Book #d45
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #182Page Scan
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #51Page Scan
The Sunday School Melodist #d65
The Union Singing Book #d76
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #14Page Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d265
Youthful Voices #d151
Exclude 47 pre-1979 instances



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