O God, to Thee, who first hast given
To mortal frame the spark of heaven,
I consecrate my powers;
Thine is its hoped eternity,
And Thine its earthly life shall be,
Through years, and days, and hours.
Here at Thy shrine I bow, resigned
Each struggling passion of my mind,
With all its hopes and fears;
To bend each thought to Thy control
Is the one wish that fills my soul,
Through all my future years.
Roscoe, Jane, a second daughter of William Roscoe, was born in 1797, married to Francis Hornblower in 1838, and died in 1853. Her Poems by one of the Authors of Poems for Youth by a Family Circle were published in 1820, and her Poems in 1843, Her hymns in common use are:—
1. How rich the blessings, O my God. Gratitude. In the Liverpool Kenshaw Street Collection 1818.
2. My Father, when around me spread. Peace in Affliction. Appeared in the Monthly Repository, Dec, 1828; and the Sacred Offering, 1832.
3. O God, to Thee, Who first hast given. Self-Consecration. In Poems for Youth, 1820.
4. Thy will be done, I will not fear. Resignation.
[Rev. Valentine D. Davis, B.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (190… Go to person page >