1457. Father, Hear Thy Children's Call

1. Father, hear Thy children’s call;
Humbly at Thy feet we fall,
Prodigals, confessing all:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

2. Christ, beneath Thy cross we blame
All our life of sin and shame,
Penitent, we breathe Thy name:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

3. Holy Spirit, grieved and tried,
Oft forgotten and defied,
Now we mourn our stubborn pride:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

4. Love that caused us first to be,
Love that bled upon the tree,
Love that draws us lovingly:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

5. We Thy call have disobeyed,
Into paths of sin have strayed,
And repentance have delayed:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

6. Sick, we come to Thee for cure,
Guilty, seek Thy mercy sure,
Evil, long to be made pure:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

7. Blind, we pray that we may see,
Bound, we pray to be made free,
Stained, we pray for sanctity:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

8. Thou who hear’st each contrite sigh,
Bidding sinful souls draw nigh,
Willing not that one should die,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

9. By the love that bids Thee spare,
By the Heav’n Thou dost prepare,
By Thy promises to prayer,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

Text Information
First Line: Father, hear Thy children's call
Title: Father, Hear Thy Children's Call
Author: Thomas B. Pollock (1875)
Meter: 77.76
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GOWER'S LITANY
Composer: John Henry Gower (1891)
Meter: 77.76
Incipit: 33235 22443 46555
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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