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Blessed Father, great Creator

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1. Blessed Father, great Creator,
Humbly at thy feet we bend;
To thy throne for all thy favor
Youthful praises now we send.
Blessed Father, blessed Father,
To our youthful songs attend.

2.Blessed Jesus, great Redeemer,
Sadly by thy cross we stand,
Knowing thou didst die to bring us
To the joys of thy right hand.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Bring us to thy heavenly land.

3. Blessed Spirit, great Consoler,
Make our hearts thy dwelling place;
Teach us, guide us, sanctify us,
And console us all our days.
Blessed Spirit, blessed Spirit,
Ever cheer us with thy grace.

4. Blessed Father, Son, and Spirit,
Glorious Godhead, Three in One,
Guide us to the heaven of heavens,
Through the merits of the Son.
Guide and guard us, guide and guard us,
Till we see Him on the throne.

Source: Hymns for Youth #131

Author: John Cawood

John Cawood was born in 1775, at Matlock, Derbyshire, where his father carried on a small farm. He enjoyed very limited educational advantages. At the age of eighteen he occupied a menial position. But seeking every opportunity of self improvement, and aided by those who interested themselves in his behalf, he was enabled in 1797 to enter S. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and obtained his B.A. in 1801, and his M.A. in 1807. He was ordained in 1801, and most of his life in the ministry was spent as perpetual Curate of S. Ann's Chapel of Ease, Bewdley, Worcestershire. He died in 1852. He published several prose works, but no volume of hymns or poems. His son says, "My father composed about thirteen hymns, which have one by one got into print, th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed Father, great Creator
Author: John Cawood



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Christian Youth Hymnal #53
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Sunday School Hymnal #d41
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The Children's Hymnal #d37
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #143Page Scan
The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d27
The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #164TextPage Scan
The Parish School Hymnal #d28
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