Our Father, by Whose Name

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1 Our Father, by whose name
All fatherhood is known,
In love divine you claim
Each fam'ly as your own.
Bless mothers, fathers, guarding well,
With constant love as sentinel,
The homes in which your people dwell.

2 O Christ, yourself a child
Within an earthly home,
With heart still undefiled
You did to manhood come.
Our children bless in ev'ry place
That they may all behold your face
And, knowing you, may grow in grace.

3 O Holy Spirit, bind
Our hearts in unity,
And teach us how to find
The love from self set free.
In all our hearts such love increase
That ev'ry home by this release
May be the dwelling-place of peace.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #501

Author: Bland Tucker

Tucker, Francis Bland. (Norfolk, Virginia, January 6, 1895-- ). The son of a bishop and brother of a Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, he was educated at the University of Virginia, B.A., 1914, and at Virginia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1920; D.D., 1944. He was ordained deacon in 1918, priest in 1920, after having served as a private in Evacuation Hospital No.15 of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. His first charge was as a rector of Grammer Parish, Brunswick County, in southern Virginia. From 1925 to 1945, he was rector of historic St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Then until retirement in 1967 he was rector of John Wesley's parish in Georgia, old Christ Church, Savannah. In "Reflecti… Go to person page >



John David Edwards (b. Penderlwyngoch, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1805; d. Llanddoget, Denbighshire, North Wales, 1885) was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and ordained an Anglican priest in 1833. He served parishes in Rhosymedre and Llanddoget and published a collection of hymn tunes, Origin…

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #325
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #501Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #187
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #640
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #587
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #505
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #371
Lutheran Service Book #863
Lutheran Worship #465
Rejoice in the Lord #522
The United Methodist Hymnal #447Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #284
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #285
The Worshiping Church #393
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #555
Worship (3rd ed.) #570
Include 19 pre-1979 instances