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Father, glorify Thy name! Whatso'er our portion be

Father, glorify Thy name! Whatso'er our portion be

Author: John Bowring
Published in 4 hymnals

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Father! glorify Thy name!
Whatsoe’er our portion be,
Wheresoever led by Thee,
If to glory,—if to shame,—
Father! glorify Thy name!

Let Thy name be glorified!
If in doubt and darkness lost,
Hope deceived and purpose crost,
Naught amiss can e’er betide,—
Let Thy name be glorified!

Father! glorify Thy name!
Vain and blind our wishes are;
This can be no idle prayer,
This can be no worthless claim,—
Father! glorify Thy name!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #269

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, glorify Thy name! Whatso'er our portion be
Author: John Bowring

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #269

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #269

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #205

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Hymns of the Spirit #511

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