Father, hear Thy children's call

Father, hear Thy children's call

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock (1875)
Published in 80 hymnals

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1. Father, hear Thy children's call;
Humbly at Thy feet we fall,
Prodigals, confessing all:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

2. Christ, beneath Thy cross we blame
All our life of sin and shame,
Penitent, we breathe Thy Name:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

3. Holy Spirit, grieved and tried,
Oft forgotten and defied,
Now we mourn our stubborn pride:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

4. We Thy call have disobeyed,
Into paths of sin have strayed,
And repentance have delayed:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

5. Sick, we come to Thee for cure;
Guilty, seek Thy mercy sure;
Evil, long to be made pure:
We beseech Thee, hear us.

6. By the love that bids Thee spare,
By the heav'n Thou dost prepare,
By Thy promises to prayer,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #223

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, hear Thy children's call
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock (1875)
Meter: 7.7.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GOWER'S LITANY

GOWER'S LITANY comes from John H. Gower's Original Tunes (1890). This serviceable tune works with the text but unfortunately lacks a suitable harmonization (the worst of Gower's chromatic harmony has been removed from the Psalter Hymnal). Try singing the hymn in true litany style: have a soloist or…

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LITANY (Hervey)


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Christian Hymnal #d100

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Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d113

Church Hymns with Tunes #586

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Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #648

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Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #297

Fellowship Hymns #d59

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #657

Gloria in Excelsis #d150

Gloria in Excelsis #d89

Great Songs of the Church #d63

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Great Songs of the Church #53

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #405

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #405

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Hymns for the Living Age #206

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Hymns of the Church Universal #214

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Hymns of the Church: new and old #150

Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d82

Hymns of the United Church #d80

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Hymns of the United Church #302

Men and Religion Songs #d22

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #136

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Our New Hymnal #136

Perennial Songs #d51

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d111

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d55

Student Volunteer Hymnal #d21

Student Volunteer Hymnal: Eighth International Convention #d19

Student Volunteer Hymnal: Seventh International Convention, Kansas City, Missouri #d20

Student Volunteer Hymnal: Sixth International Convention, Rochester, New York #d19

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Sursum Corda: a book of praise #369

The Association Hymnal #d24

The Assumption Hymnal #d16

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The Baptist Church Hymnal: chants and anthems with music #C5a

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The Baptist Church Hymnal: chants and anthems with music #C5b

The Book of Common Praise #d121

The Book of Praise #432

The Chapel Hymnal #d54

The Chapel Hymnal #d53

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The Chapel Hymnal #227

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The Chapel Hymnal #227

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #413

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d116

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The Cyber Hymnal #1457

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d135

The Haverford School Hymnal #d68

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d43

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #449

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The Hymnal of Praise #184

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #529a

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #529b

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #529c

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #529d

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #529e

The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d43

The New Alphabetical Hymnal: Great Songs of the Church No. 2. 35th ed. #d81

The New Baptist Praise Book: or, Hymns of the Centuries #d95

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The New Christian Hymnal #223

The New Hymnal of Praise #d79

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #205

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #6

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #209

The Student Hymnary #d79

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The Students' Hymnal #203

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #164

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