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652. Father, We Thank Thee

1 Father, we thank Thee who hast planted
Thy holy name within our hearts.
Knowledge and faith and life immortal
Jesus, Thy Son, to us imparts.
Thou, Lord, didst make all for Thy pleasure,
Didst give us food for all our days,
Giving in Christ the Bread eternal;
Thine is the pow'r, be Thine the praise.

2 Watch o'er Thy Church, O Lord, in mercy,
Save it from evil, guard it still,
Perfect it in Thy love, unite it,
Cleansed and conformed unto Thy will.
As grain, once scattered on the hillsides,
Was in this broken bread made one,
So from all lands Thy Church be gather'd
Into Thy kingdom by Thy Son.

Text Information
First Line: Father, we thank Thee who hast planted
Title: Father, We Thank Thee
Translator: F. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 98 98 D
Scripture: John 6:22-58; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Source: Didache, 2nd cent.
Language: English
Copyright: © The Church Pension Fund
Tune Information
Name: RENDEZ À DIEU
Composer (attributed to): Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510-61
Meter: 98 98 D
Key: G Major or modal



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