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 (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.