Father of eternal graceAuthor: James Montgomery
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Father of eternal grace,
Glorify Thyself in me:
Meekly, beaming in my face,
May the world Thine image see.
Happy only in Thy love,
Poor, unfriended, or unknown,
Fix my thoughts on things above,
Stay my heart on Thee alone.
Humble, holy, all-resign'd
To Thy will,--Thy will be done;
Give me, Lord, the perfect mind
Of Thy well-belovèd Son.
Counting gain and glory loss,
May I tread the path He trod,
Die with Jesus on the cross,
Rise with Him to Thee, my God!
Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854
Father of eternal grace [love] . J. Montgomery. [The Image of God desired.] Written in 1807, at the request of Mr. Gardiner, of Leicester, and published by him in his Sacred Melodies, 1808, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1812 it was included in Dr. Collyer's Collection, No. 919; in 1825 in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, No. 464; and in 1853 in his Original Hymns, No. 186. It is in common use both in Great Britain and America. The hymn, "Father of eternal love," in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840 and 1873, is the same with slight alterations and the omission of stanza ii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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