1 At your feet, our God and Father,
who has blessed us all our days,
we with grateful hearts would gather
to begin the year with praise -
praise for light so brightly shining
on our steps from heav'n above,
praise for mercies daily twining
round us golden cords of love.
2 Jesus, for your love most tender
on the cross for sinners shown,
we would praise you and surrender
all our hearts to be your own:
with so blessed a friend provided,
we upon our way would go,
sure of being safely guided,
guarded well from ev'ry foe.
3 Ev'ry day will be the brighter
when your gracious face we view;
ev'ry burden will be lighter
when we know it comes from you.
Spread your love's broad banner o'er us;
give us strength to serve and wait,
till the glory breaks before us
through the city's open gate.
|First Line:||At your feet, our God and Father|
|Title:||At Your Feet, Our God and Father|
|Author:||James D. Burns (1861, alt.)|
|Topic:||Change of Year; Christian year--Change of year|
|Source:||J. P. Coghlan's An Essay on the Church Plain Chant (1782)|
|Notes:||167 G in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|