My God, all nature owns thy sway

My God, all nature owns thy sway

Author: Helen Maria Williams
Published in 41 hymnals

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My God! all nature owns Thy sway;
Thou giv’st the night and Thou the day:
When all Thy loved creation wakes,
When morning, rich in lustre, breaks,
And bathes in dew the opening flower,
To Thee we owe her fragrant hour;
And when she pours her choral song,
Her melodies to Thee belong.

Or when, in paler tints arrayed,
The evening slowly spreads her shade,
That soothing shade, that grateful gloom,
Can, more than day’s enlivening bloom,
Still every fond and vain desire,
And calmer, purer thoughts inspire;
From earth the longing spirit free,
And lead the softened heart to Thee.

As o’er Thy work the seasons roll,
And soothe, with change of bliss, the soul,
O, never may their smiling train
Pass o’er the human sense in vain!
But, oft as on their charms we gaze,
Attune the wondering soul to praise;
And be the joys that most we prize
The joys that from Thy favor rise!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #86

Author: Helen Maria Williams

Miss Helen Maria Williams was born in the north of England, in 1762. At the age of eighteen, she went to London, and soon after took position in the literary world, publishing several poems. Subsequently she resided in Paris, where she published works in prose and poetry. She died in 1827. The eminent French preacher, Athanase Coquerel was her nephew, and received from her his early training. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #86Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #86Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #389Page Scan
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