3828. Lord, I Would Own Thy Tender Care

1. Lord, I would own Thy tender care,
And all Thy love to me;
The food I eat, the clothes I wear,
Are all bestowed by Thee.

2. ’Tis Thou preservest me from death
And dangers every hour;
I cannot draw another breath
Unless Thou give me power.

3. Kind angels guard me every night,
As round my bed they stay:
Nor am I absent from Thy sight
In darkness or by day.

4. My health, and friends, and parents dear,
To me by God are giv’n;
I have not any blessing here
But what is sent from Heav’n.

5. Such goodness, Lord, and constant care,
I never can repay;
But may it be my daily prayer,
To love Thee and obey.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, I would own Thy tender care
Title: Lord, I Would Own Thy Tender Care
Author: Jane Taylor (1809)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns for Infant Minds, 1809
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alernate tune: EARDISLEY, traditional tune, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 601
Tune Information
Name: ST. LEONARD (Smart)
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1867)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 55365 67123 17652
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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