Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High.@Psalm 50:14

Anonymous, in the Sunday School Hymn Book, 19th edition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Sunday School Union, 1827), page 12.

Chimes Lowell Mason, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Almighty Father, heav’nly King!
Who rul’st the world above,
Accept the tribute children bring
Of gratitude and love.

To Thee, each morning, when we rise,
Our early vows we’ll pay;
And ere the night hath closed our eyes,
We thank Thee for the day.

Our Savior, ever good and kind,
To us His Word has given;
That children, such as we, may find
A certain path to Heaven.

Stretch out, O Lord, Thy gracious hand,
To guide our erring youth;
And lead us to that blissful land
Where dwells eternal truth.