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My God, all nature owns Thy sway

My God, all nature owns Thy sway. Helen Maria Williams* (1759-1827). This is one of four ‘Paraphrases from Scripture’ from Williams’s Poems (1786). This one is on Psalm 74: 16, 17. It was described in JJ as being ‘in C.U.’ (‘Common Use’), and as found in Hymns for the Christian Church and Home (1840), compiled by James Martineau*. It is no longer used in Britain, and its time in the USA seems to be over also:  PSALM lxxiv. 16, 17. My God! all nature owns Thy sway,Thou giv'st the night, and thou the day! When all thy lov'd creation wakes, When morning, rich in lustre breaks, And bathes in dew the op'ning flower, To thee we owe her fragrant hour; And when she pours her choral song, Her...

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