When daily I kneel down to pray

When daily I kneel down to pray

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 When daily I kneel down to pray,
As I am taught to do,
God does not care for what I say
Unless I feel it too.
Yet foolish tho'ts my heart beguile,
And when I pray or sing,
I'm often thinking all the while
About some other thing.

2 Oh, let me never, never dare
To act a trifler's part,
Or think that God will hear a pray'r,
That comes not from the heart.
But if I make his ways my choice,
As holy children do,
Then, while I seek him with my voice,
My heart will love him too.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #28

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: When daily I kneel down to pray
Author: Jane Taylor
Copyright: Public Domain



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