223. Father, Hear Thy Children's Call

1. Father, hear Thy children's call;
Humbly at Thy feet we fall,
Prodigals, confessing all:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

2. Christ, beneath Thy cross we blame
All our life of sin and shame,
Penitent, we breathe Thy Name:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

3. Holy Spirit, grieved and tried,
Oft forgotten and defied,
Now we mourn our stubborn pride:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

4. We Thy call have disobeyed,
Into paths of sin have strayed,
And repentance have delayed:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

5. Sick, we come to Thee for cure;
Guilty, seek Thy mercy sure;
Evil, long to be made pure:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

6. By the love that bids Thee spare,
By the heav'n Thou dost prepare,
By Thy promises to prayer,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

Text Information
First Line: Father, hear Thy children's call
Title: Father, Hear Thy Children's Call
Author: Thomas B. Pollock (1875)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 7 7 7 6
Topic: The Christian Life: Prayer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GOWER'S LITANY
Composer: John H. Gower (1891)
Meter: 7 7 7 6
Key: D Major
Copyright: Copyright by John H. Gower
Notes: Now Public Domain



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