|Text:||Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth|
|Author:||Edward A. Dayman|
|Tune:||O HEILIGE DREFALTIGKEIT|
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.
|First Line:||Almighty Father, heav'n and earth|
|Title:||Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth|
|Author:||Edward A. Dayman (1867, alt.)|
|Topic:||Sanctification (The Christian Life): Stewardship|
|Name:||O HEILIGE DREFALTIGKEIT|
|Composer:||Nikolaus Herman (1560)|