God of my life, to thee belong

God of my life, to thee belong

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Tune: UPTON (Mason)
Published in 54 hymnals

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1 God of my life, to thee belong
The thankful heart, the grateful song;
Touch'd by thy love, each tuneful chord
Resounds the goodness of the Lord.

2 Thou hast preserv'd my fleeting breath,
And chas'd the gloomy shades of death;
The venom'd arrows vainly fly,
When God our great Deliverer's nigh.

3 Yet why, dear Lord, this tender care?
Why does thy hand so kindly rear
A uselss cumberer of the ground,
On which no pleasant fruits are found?

4 Still may the barren fig-tree stand!
And, cultivated by thy hand,
Verdure, and bloom, and fruit afford,
Meet tribute to its bounteous Lord.

5 So shall thy praise employ my breath
Through life, and in the arms of death
My soul the pleasant theme prolong
Then rise to aid th'angelic song.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #609

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Scott, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Independent Minister at Norwich, and sister of Thomas Scott, noted below, was born at Norwich about 1708. In 1751 she was married to Elisha Williams, who had been from 1726 to 1739 Rector of Yale College, U.S.A., and with him she proceeded to Connecticut. On the death of Mr. Williams she was married to the Hon. William Smith, of New York, who also predeceased her. She died at Wethersfield, Connecticut, June 13th, 1776. In connection with Miss Scott's hymns we are acquainted directly and indirectly with four manuscripts, each of which is interesting in itself. These are as follows:— i. The first manuscript is in the library of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Franklin Bowditch… Go to person page >

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H657Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #609Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d248
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Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #609Page Scan
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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #609Page Scan
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Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d116
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The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d123
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1297Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d57
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #4Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d267
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #259Page Scan
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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #24Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #24Page Scan
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