I Will Seek My Father

When the morn is bright and fair

Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When the morn is bright and fair,
When sweet songsters charm the air,
I will lift my heart in prayer,
I will seek my Father;
Lest my feet should go astray
From his pure and perfect way;
Lest I grieve him as I may,
I will seek my Father.

2 In the solitude apart,
In the wilderness or mart,
Oh! my sorely tempted heart,
I will seek my Father;
In the darkness as the day,
He shall be my Guide and Stay;
I will lean on him alway,
I will seek my Father.

3 When the evening sun is red,
When each blossom droops its head,
Kneeling low beside my bed,
I will seek my Father;
That I slumber in his care,
Shielded from each harmful snare,
And for life or death prepare,
I will seek my Father.

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #129

Author: Sophia T. Griswold

Sophia (Paulina) Taylor Griswold Canada/USA 1828-1903. Born in Canada, she moved to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, IL. She married Dr William R Griswold, a native of New York, and they had one daughter, Eva. She was a poet who wrote hymn lyrics for tunes composed by hymnists George Root, Philip Bliss, George Stebbins and others. She died in Chicago. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the morn is bright and fair
Title: I Will Seek My Father
Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



From Blumenthal's piano piece "Les Deux Anges," Opus 8, adapted as a hymn tune by Frederic W. Root.

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools #142

Chapel Gems #d109

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Children's Praise #27

Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses #d124

Eden Echoes #d149

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Good Will Songs #18

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Life-Time Hymns #34

Love and Praise #d159

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Minnetonka Songs #31

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #39

Pure Delight #d135

Sacred Lyrics #d175

Songs for the New Life #d722

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #122a

Songs of Love for the Bible School #d158

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Sunday School Hymnal #20

The Carol #d228

The Hosanna #d158

The Linnet #d44

The Prize #d172

The Sabbath Hour #d94

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Wondrous Love #129

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