Father, if justly still we claim

Father, if justly still we claim

Author: Henry Moore
Tune: ILLSLEY
Published in 39 hymnals

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Part the First:

1 Father, if justly still we claim
To us and ours the promise made,
To us be graciously the same,
And crown with living fire our head.

2 Our claim admit, and from above
Of holiness the spirit shower;
Of wise discernment, humble love,
And zeal, and unity, and power.

3 The spirit of convincing speech,
Of power demonstrative impart;
Such as may ev'ry conscience reach,
And sound the unbelieving heart:

4 The spirit of refining fire,
Searching the inmost of the mind,
To purge all fierce and foul desire,
And kindle life more pure and kind:

5 The spirit of faith in this thy day,
To break the power of cancell'd sin,
Tread down its strength, o'erturn is sway,
And still the conquest more than win.

6 The spirit breathe of inward life,
Which in our hearts thy laws may write:
Then grief expires, and pain, and strife:
'Tis nature all, and all delight.

Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLXIV

Author: Henry Moore

Moore, Henry, 1732-1802. Son of a Presbyterian minister of the same name at Plymouth. Educated at Doddridge's Academy at Northampton, from 1757 to 1788 minister at Modbury, and then at Liskeard. Author of Lyrical and Miscellaneous Poems, published posthumously with a memoir by Dr. Aikin. Of his hymns, which are frequent in the books later than Kippis, the Dukinfield Collection, 1822, gives 5. 1. All earthly charms, however dear. The unfading beauty of holiness. 2. Amidst a world of hopes and fears. A prayer for guidance. 3. Assist us, Lord, to act, to be. Divine Help Solicited. 4. My God, thy boundless love I praise. The divine Love. 5. Soft are the fruitful showers that bring. A song of spring and New Life.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, if justly still we claim
Author: Henry Moore
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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