Almighty Father, who dost give

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1 Almighty Father-God, you give
the gift of life to all who live,
look down on all earth’s sin and strife
and lift us to a nobler life.

2 Lift up our hearts, O King of kings,
to brighter hopes and kindlier things,
to visions of a larger good,
and holier dreams of brotherhood.

3 The world is weary of its pain,
of selfish greed and fruitless gain,
of tarnished honour, falsely strong,
and all its ancient deeds of wrong.

4 Hear now the prayer Your servants pray,
uprising from all lands today,
and, over vanquished powers of sin,
O bring Your great salvation in!

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #614

Author: John Howard Bertram Masterman

Masterman served as bishop of Plymouth. Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty Father, who dost give
Author: John Howard Bertram Masterman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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