1 Within the Father's house
The Son hath found His home,
And to His Temple suddenly
The Lord of Life hath come.
2 The doctors of the Law
Gaze on the wondrous Child
And marvel at His gracious words
Of wisdom undefiled.
3 Yet not to them is giv'n
The mighty truth to know,
To Iift the earthly veil which hides
Incarnate God below.
4 The secret of the Lord
Escapes each human eye,
And faithful pondering hearts await
The full epiphany.
5 Lord, visit Thou our souls
And teach us by Thy grace
Each dim revealing of Thyself
With loving awe to trace,
6 Till from our darkened sight
The cloud shall pass away
And on the cleansed soul shall burst
The everlasting day,
7 Till we behold Thy face
And know as we are known
Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Co-equal Three in One.
|First Line:||Within the Father's house|
|Title:||Within the Father's House|
|Author:||James R. Woodford (1863)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Epiphany|
|Source:||"Harmonischer Liederschatz," Frankfurt, 1738|
|WE GIVE YOU BUT YOUR OWN (Voices United 1996 - 542)|
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|Hymn Harmonizations, Set 2||The Art of Hymn Playing Volume II - Introductions, Preludes, Free Accompaniments, and Alternate Harmonizations|