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Father, Again in Jesus' Name We Meet

Father, again in Jesus' Name we meet

Author: Lady Lucy Whitmore (1824)
Published in 116 hymnals

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1 Father, again in Jesus' name we meet,
and bow in penitence beneath your feet:
again to you our feeble voices raise,
to sue for mercy, and to sing your praise.

2 O we would bless you for your ceaseless care,
and all your works from day to day declare:
is not our life with hourly mercies crowned?
Does not your arm encircle us around?

3 Alas, unworthy of your boundless love,
too oft with careless feet from you we rove;
but now, encouraged by your voice, we come,
returning sinners to a Father's home.

4 O by that name in whom all fullness dwells,
O by that love which ev'ry love excels,
O by that blood so freely shed for sin,
open blest mercy's gate and take us in.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #380

Author: Lady Lucy Whitmore

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First Line: Father, again in Jesus' Name we meet
Title: Father, Again in Jesus' Name We Meet
Author: Lady Lucy Whitmore (1824)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Father, again in Jesus’ Name we meet. Lady Lucy E. G. Whitmore. [Lent Evening.] First published in her Family Prayers, &c, 1824, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, as No. 8 of the 14 hymns appended thereto. It is based on St. Luke xv. 20. In 1833 Bickersteth gave it, with slight alteration, in his Christian Psalmody, No. 584. This was repeated by several editors as the original text. In the Rev. F. Pott's Hymns, &c, 1861; the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and others, stanza ii. is omitted. It is a hymn of more than usual merit, and is in extensive use in Great Britain. In America it is also found in a few collections, including Laudes Domini, 1884. In Windle it is attributed in error to "White." Original text in Hymnal Companion No. 14. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)





LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #329

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #380

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