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.