80. Within the Father's House

1 Within the Father's house
The Son has found his home,
And to his temple suddenly
The Lord of life has 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 lift the earthly veil which hides
Incarnate God below.

4 The secret of the Lord
Escapes each human eye,
And faithful pond'ring hearts await
The full epiphany.

5 Lord, enter now our souls
And teach us by your grace
Each dim revealing of yourself
With loving awe to trace

6 Till we behold your face
And know as we are known
You, Father, Son, and Holy ghost,
Coequal Three in One.

Text Information
First Line: Within the Father's house
Title: Within the Father's House
Author: James R. Woodford, 1820-85 (alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: FRANCONIA
Composer: Johann B. Konig, 1691-85 (alt.)
Meter: SM
Key: D Major



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