133. Within the Father's House

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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Within the Father's house
Title: Within the Father's House
Author: James R. Woodford (1863)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: FRANCONIA
Meter: S.M.
Key: D Major
Source: "Harmonischer Liederschatz," Frankfurt, 1738



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