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75. Father, Let Me Dedicate

1 Father, let me dedicate
All this year to you,
In whate'er my earthly state,
In whate'er I do.
Not from sorrow, pain, or care
Freedom dare I claim;
This alone shall be my prayer:
Glorify your name.

2 Can a child presume to choose
Where or how to live?
Can a father's love refuse
All the best to give?
More you give me ev'ry day
Than the best can claim;
Help me trust you that I may
Glorify your name.

3 If in mercy you prolong
Joys that now are mine,
If on life serene and fair
Brighter rays may shine,
Let my glad heart, while it sings,
You in all proclaim
And, whate'er the future brings,
Glorify your name.

4 If you have for me a cross
And its shadow come,
Turning all my gain to loss,
Shrouding heart and home,
Let me think how your dear Son
To his glory came
And in deepest woe pray on:
"Glorify your name."

Text Information
First Line: Father, let me dedicate
Title: Father, Let Me Dedicate
Author: Lawrence Tuttiett, 1825-97 (alt.)
Meter: 75 75 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Name of Jesus/ Presentation; New Year
Tune Information
Name: GLORIFICATION
Composer: Johann H. Tscherlitzky
Meter: 75 75 D
Key: G Major



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