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103D. The Tender Love a Father Has

1 The tender love a father has
for all his children dear -
such love the Lord bestows on those
who worship him in fear.

2 The Lord remembers we are dust,
and all our frailty knows;
our life is like the tender grass,
and as the flower it grows.

3 The flower is withered by the wind
that smites with blighting breath;
so we are quickly swept away
before the blast of death.

4 Unchanging is the love of God,
from age to age the same,
displayed to all who do his will
and reverence his name.

5 Those who his gracious covenant keep
the Lord will ever bless;
their children's children shall rejoice
to see his righteousness.

Text Information
First Line: The tender love a father has
Title: The Tender Love a Father Has
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Angels; Atonement; Biblical Names and Places: Israel (64 more...)
Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.
Tune Information
Name: TALLIS ORDINAL
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: D Major



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