To thee, O God, my prayer ascends

To thee, O God, my prayer ascends

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 To thee, O God! my pray'r ascends,
But not for golden stores;
Nor covet I the brightest gems
On the rich eastern shores:

2 Nor that deluding empty joy
Men call a mighty name,
Nor greatness with its pride and state,
My restless thoughts inflame:--

3 Nor pleasure's fascinating charms
My fond desires allure:
But nobler things than these, from thee,
My wishes would secure.

4 The faith and hope of joys to come
My best affections move;
Thy light, thy favor, and thy smiles,
Thine everlasting love.

5 These are the blessings I desire:
Lord, be these blessings mine!
And all the glories of the world
I cheerfully resign.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #192

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe

Howe, Elizabeth, née Singer, daughter of Walter Singer, an Independent Minister, was born near Frome, Somersetshire, in 1674; married in 1710 to Thomas Rowe, the poet; and died in Feb., 1737. Her works include Friendship in Death; Letters Moral and Entertaining, and Devoute exercises of the Heart (which was revised and published by Dr. Watts). Her Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse, which included some of her husband's poems, together with her Hymns and Versions of Psalms, was published posthumously in 1739. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O God, my prayer ascends
Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #192

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #69

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #70

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #70

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #69

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P140

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #285

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #285

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #285

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #285

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #347

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d434

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1125

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