I thank the Lord my maker

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1 I thank the Lord my Maker
For all His gifts to me;
For making me partaker
Of bounties rich and free;
For father and for mother,
Who give me clothes and food,
For sister and for brother,
And all the kind and good.

2 I thank the Lord my Saviour
Who came for me to do die,
And bless me with his favor,
And fit me for the sky,—
That all my sins out-blotted,
By Jesus washed away,
I may be found unspotted
When comes the final day.

3 I thank Lord for giving
The Spirit of His grace,
That I may serve him living,
And dying, reach the place
Where Jesus in His glory
I shall forever see,
And tell the wondrous story
Of all His love for me.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #599

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d211
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #302Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #578
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d231
Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #69Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #426Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d232
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #556Page Scan
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d108
Junior Hymns #d54
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d228
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #599Text
The Voice of Praise #d108



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