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" Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading... "
The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ... - Page 172
by James Thomson - 1766
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The words of the most favourite pieces, performed at the Glee club ..., Volume 1

Glee club, Richard Clark - 1814 - 435 pages
...• INVOCATION for Four foices. S. WESLEY. .il^ATit m of light and life ! thou good supreme ! O leach me what is good. — Teach me thyself. Save me from folly, vanity, and vice ; From evory low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure: Sacred, substantial,...
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The seasons; to which is added the life of the author

James Thomson - 1816
...pfist, And broken slumbers, rfses still resolr'd, With new-flush'd hopes, to ran the giddy round. Fathef of light and life ! thou Good Supreme ! O teach me...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ! and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure 5 Sacred, substantial,...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...denoted the place of his interment, for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792. " FATHER of light and life ! thou good SUPREME ! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtne pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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The Child's Instructor: Consisting of Easy Lessons for Children ...

John Ely - Readers - 1817 - 103 pages
...see thy blissful charms ttyat here descend, Thro' distant realms and endless years extend. A PRAYER. FATHER of light and life, Thou good supreme ! O teach...teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity and vice : With Knowledge, conscious Peace, and Virtue pure, From every low pursuit: and fill my soul Sacred,...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 6

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1831
...denoted the place of his interment for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792 Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach...teach me thyself; Save me from folly, vanity, and woe, From every low pursuit, and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred,...
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Familiar Lectures on Moral Philosophy, Volume 1

John Prior Estlin - Ethics - 1818
...The following prayer from Thomson is proper to be used when we first open our eyes in the morning : " Father of light and life ! thou Good supreme ! O teach...me thyself: Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, 175 From every low pursuit ! and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - United States - 1818 - 541 pages
...sometimes a little prayer which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz. " Father of light and life, thou God supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me thyself!...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial,...
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Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty ..., Volume 2

John Hassell - England - 1818
...1792." Underneath is this qnotation from his " Winter:" " Father of Light and Life, Thon God Snpreme ! O, teach me what is good ! Teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pnrsnit ! and feed my sonl With knowledge, conscions peace, and virtne pnre ; Sacred, snhstantial,...
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The Seasons, and Castle of Indolence ...

James Thomson, Dr. Johnson - Laziness - 1818 - 279 pages
...resolv'd, With new-flush'd hopes, to run the giddy round. Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! 0 teach me what is good ! teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...little prayer, which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz. "Father of light and life, thou God supreme! 0 teach me what is good; teach me thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, end vice, From every low pursuit} and fill my soul With knowlege? conscious peace, and virtue pure;...
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