Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: Chimes Lo­well Ma­son, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason


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.