Almighty Father of All Things That Be

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1 Almighty Father of all things that be,
our life, our work we consecrate to thee,
whose heavens declare thy glory from above,
whose earth below is witness to thy love.

2 For well we know this weary, soiled earth
is yet thine own by right of its new birth,
since that great cross upreared on Calvary
redeemed it from its fault and shame to thee.

3 Thine still the changeful beauty of the hills,
the purple valleys flecked with silver rills,
the ocean glistening 'neath the golden rays:
they all are thine, and ceaseless speak thy praise.

4 Thou dost the strength to worker's arms impart;
from thee the skilled musician's reasoned art,
the grace of poet's pen or painter's hand,
to teach the loveliness of sea and land.

5 Then grant us, Lord, in all things thee to own,
to dwell within the shadow of thy throne,
to speak and work, to think and live and move
reflecting thine own nature, which is love;

6 That so, by Christ redeemed from sin and shame,
and hallowed by thy Spirit's cleansing flame,
ourselves, our work, and all our powers may be
a sacrifice acceptable to thee.

Source: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #497

Author: Ernest Edward Dugmore

Dugmore, Ernest Edward, M.A., son of William Dugmore, Q.C, was b. at Bayswater, 1843, and educated at Bruce Castle School and by private tutors, and Wadh. Coll., Oxford; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1869. Ordained in 1867, he held the curacy of St. Peter's, Vauxhall, 1867-72, when he became Vicar of Parkstone 1872, and Canon of Sarum and Preb. of Gillingham Major 1900. He published in 1884 Gospel Idylls and Other Sacred Verses; and in 1900 Hymns of Adoration for Church Use. Of his hymns the following were included in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern:-- 1. Almighty Father of all things that he. No. 29 of Hymns of Adoration, 1900, as "For the Opening of an Exhibition." Abbreviated and slightly altered in Hymns Ancient & Modern to adap… Go to person page >




FARLEY CASTLE, composed by Henry Lawes (b. Dinton, Wiltshire, England, 1596; d. London, England, 1662), was first published in treble and bass parts as a setting for Psalm 72 in George Sandys's Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (1638). In the British tradition the tune is used as a setting for Horati…

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