3027. I Owe the Lord a Morning Song

1. I owe the Lord a morning song
Of gratitude and praise,
For the kind mercy He has shown
In lengthening out my days.

2. He kept me safe another night;
I see another day;
Now may His Spirit, as the light,
Direct me in His way.

3. Keep me from danger and from sin;
Help me Thy will to do,
So that my heart be pure within;
And I Thy goodness know.

4. Keep me till Thou wilt call me hence,
Where never night can be;
And save me, Lord, for Jesus’ sake.
He shed His blood for me.

Text Information
First Line: I owe the Lord a morning song
Title: I Owe the Lord a Morning Song
Author: Amos F. Herr (1890)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GRATITUDE (Herr)
Composer: Amos Forrer Herr (1890)
Incipit: 11512 34321 71232
Key: G Major
Source: Hymns and Tunes for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools (Elkhart, Indiana: Mennonite Publishing Company, 1890), number 169
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Forr wrote this hymn one Sunday morning when the snow was so deep that his horse could not make it through the drifts to get him to church.

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