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.

Chorus:
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
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Thus rejoicing early
Copyright: Public Domain

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