Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth

Almighty Father, heav'n and earth

Author: E. A. Dayman
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Almighty Father, heav'n and earth
With lavish wealth before Thee bow;
Those treasures owe to Thee their birth,
Creator, Ruler, Giver, Thou.

2 The wealth of earth, of sky, of sea,
The gold, the silver, sparkling gem,
The waving corn, the bending tree,
Are Thine; to us Thou lendest them.

3 To Thee, as early morning's dew,
Our praises, alms, and prayers shall rise
As rose, when joyous earth was new,
Faith's patriarchal sacrifice.

4 We, Lord, would lay, at Thy behest
The costliest off'rings on Thy shrine;
But when we give, and give our best,
We give Thee only what is Thine.

5 O Father, whence all blessings come;
O Son, Dispenser of God's store;
O Spirit, bear our off'rings home:
Lord, make them Thine forevermore.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #447

Author: E. A. Dayman

Dayman, Edward Arthur, B.D., 3rd son of John Dayman, of Mambury, N. Devon, born at Padstow in Cornwall, 11th July, 1807, and educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, and Exeter College Oxon. 1st Class in Lit. Hum. 1829, B.A. 1830, M.A. 1831, B.D. 1841. He was for some time Fellow and Tutor of his College, and Pro-Proctor, 1835. Taking Holy Orders in 1835, he became successively examiner for University Scholarship for Latin, 1838; in Lit. Hum., 1838-1839, and 1841-1842, Sen. Proctor of the University 1840, Rector of Shilling-Okeford or Shillingstone, Dorset, 1842; Rural Dean, 1849; Proctor in Convocation, 1852; and Hon. Canon of Bitton in Sarum Cathedral, 1862. His works include Modern Infidelity, 1861, and Essay on Inspiration, 1864.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty Father, heav'n and earth
Title: Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth
Author: E. A. Dayman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Almighty Father, heaven and earth. E. A. Dayman. [Offertory.] First published in the Sarum Hymnal, 1868, No. 292, and appointed as an "Offertory Hymn." Together with 2 stanzas as a "General Heading," and 2 stanzas as a "General Ending," it embodies two parts of 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and a doxology. In the Hymnary, 1872, No, 522, it assumed the form of a single hymn, embracing the "General Heading," "Part i.," the first stanza of the "General Ending," and the doxology, thus omitting one stanza of the latter, and the whole of pt. 2. Some slight alterations are also introduced therein.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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