438. Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth

1 Almighty Father, heav'n and earth
With lavish wealth before Thee bow;
Those treasures owe to Thee their birth,
Creator, Ruler, Giver, Thou.

2 The wealth of earth, of sky, of sea,
The gold, the silver, sparkling gem,
The waving corn, the bending tree,
Are Thine; to us Thou lendest them.

3 To Thee, as early morning's dew,
Our praises, alms, and prayers shall rise
As rose, when joyous earth was new,
Faith's patriarchal sacrifice.

4 We, Lord, would lay, at Thy behest
The costliest offerings on Thy shrine;
But when we give, and give our best,
We give Thee only what is Thine.

5 O Father, whence all blessings come;
O Son, Dispenser of God's store;
O Spirit, bear our offerings home:
Lord, make them Thine forevermore.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Almighty Father, heav'n and earth
Title: Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth
Author: Edward A. Dayman (1867, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Stewardship
Tune Information
Name: O HEILIGE DREFALTIGKEIT
Composer: Nikolaus Herman (1560)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major



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