Satisfy Us Early

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1 Satisfy us early with thy mercy, Lord,
Teach our hearts thy goodness, and our lips thy praise;
Guide us by thy Spirit, aid us with thy word,
So may we, rejoicing, Serve thee all our days.

Thus rejoicing early, we shall tell thy praise,
Satisfied with Jesus, happy all our days.

2 Satisfy us early, give the Bread of Life,
Bind our souls in union with the One True Vine;
Faithful, not faint-hearted in this earthly strife,
Evermore to conquer, for our strength is thine. [Chorus]

3 Satisfy us early, in youth's gladsome spring,
Show our hearts the beauty holiness bestows;
Let our hopes soar upward, round thy throne to cling,
Keep us firm to duty 'midst a world of foes. [Chorus]

4 Satisfy us early, ere the dark days come,
Let our youthful gladness win its light from thee;
Travel on, rejoicing, drawing nearer home,
Satisfied forever all thine own to be. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #100

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Satisfy us early with thy mercy, Lord
Title: Satisfy Us Early
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thus rejoicing early, we shall tell thy praise
Copyright: Public Domain


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Junior Songs #100

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