283. Father, see thy children bending at thy throne

1 Father, see thy children bending at thy throne,
Pleading here the Passion of thine only Son,
Pleading here before thee all his dying love,
As he pleads it ever in the courts above.

2 Not for our wants only we this offering plead,
But for all thy children who thy mercy need:
Bless thy faithful people, win thy wandering sheep,
Keep the souls departed who in Jesus sleep.

Text Information
First Line: Father, see thy children bending at thy throne
Author: William Jervois, 1852-1905
Author: W. B. Trevelyan, 1853-1929
Meter: 65 65 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion
Tune Information
Composer: Canon van Damme of Ghent
Meter: 65 65 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Melody of Adoro te devote, date uncertain

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