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646. Grant Us, O Our Heavenly Father

1 Grant us, O our heavenly Father,
Now in these our early days,
Thee in all things to remember,
Thee to serve and Thee to praise.

2 Drawing nearer still and nearer,
May we close and closer cling
To our Lord and to His altar
There ourselves an off’ring bring.

3 Blest in joy, upheld in sorrow,
At our work as in his sight,
May His presence still be with us
As we do it with our might.

4 Serving Thee, our Heavenly Father,
From the dawn to setting sun,
Serving Thee in life’s young morning,
Till our work on earth is done.

5 Till the shadows of the evening
Shall forever pass away,
And the Resurrection morning
Kindle into perfect day.

Text Information
First Line: Grant us, O our heavenly Father
Title: Grant Us, O Our Heavenly Father
Author: Godfrey Thring
Meter: 8.7.
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Children's Services
Tune Information
Composer: Jay Deavereaux
Meter: 8.7.


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