1652. Father, to Thee We Look in All Our Sorrow

1. Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow,
Thou art the fountain whence our healing flows;
Dark though the night, joy cometh with the morrow;
Safely they rest who on Thy love repose.

2. When fond hopes fail and skies are dark before us,
When the vain cares that vex our lives increase,
Comes with its calm the thought that Thou art o’er us,
And we grow quiet, folded in Thy peace.

3. Naught shall affright us, on Thy goodness leaning;
Low in the heart faith singeth still her song;
Chastened by pain we learn life’s deeper meaning,
And in our weakness Thou dost make us strong.

4. Patient, O heart, though heavy be Thy sorrows;
Be not cast down, disquieted in vain;
Yet shalt thou praise Him, when these darkened furrows,
Where now He plougheth, wave with golden grain.

Text Information
First Line: Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow
Title: Father, to Thee We Look in All Our Sorrow
Author: Frederick L. Hosmer (1881)
Language: English
Source: The Thought of God, first series, 1885
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Hosmer wrote this hymn upon the death of a member of his congregation. Alternate tunes: WELWYN, Alfred Scott Gatty, 1902; ZU MEINEM HERRN, Johann G. Schicht, 1753-1823
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1543)
Incipit: 17123 45432 13217
Key: g minor
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1543
Copyright: Public Domain

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