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Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing

Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing

Author: Mrs. M. H. Saltmarsh
Published in 10 hymnals

Full Text

Almighty Father! Thou hast many a blessing
In store for every erring child of Thine;
For this I pray,—Let me, Thy grace possessing,
Seek to be guided by Thy will divine.

Not for earth’s treasures, for her joys the dearest,
Would I my supplications raise to Thee;
Not for the hopes that to my heart are nearest,
But only that I give that heart to Thee.

I pray that Thou wouldst guide and guard me ever;
Cleanse, by Thy power, from every stain of sin;
I will Thy blessing ask on each endeavor,
And thus Thy promised peace my soul shall win.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #217

Author: Mrs. M. H. Saltmarsh

Author of "Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing" in Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship (1896) is listed as Mrs. Seth Saltmarsh, 1812-, in the index. On the page of the hymn the author is listed as Mrs. M.H. Saltmarsh, presumably her own initials. --Tina Schneider, 10 June 2014. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing
Author: Mrs. M. H. Saltmarsh

Notes

Almighty Father, Thou hast many a blessing. [Renunciation.] Anonymous, in Longfellow and Johnson's American Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 217; and their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 365, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #217Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #217Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #1003Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #518Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d20
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #273Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #365Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d15
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d8
The Gospel Hymnal #d19



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