Father in heaven, Grant to your childrenTranslator: D. T. Niles; Author: Elena G. Maquiso (1961)
Published in 19 hymnals
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1 Father in heaven, grant to your children
mercy and blessing, songs never-ceasing;
love to unite us, grace to redeem us,
Father in heaven, Father, our God.
2 Jesus, Redeemer, may we remember
your gracious passion, your resurrection:
Worship we bring you, praise we shall sing you,
Jesus, Redeemer, Jesus, our Lord.
3 Spirit descending, whose is the blessing:
strength for the weary, help for the needy;
sealing Christ's Lordship, blessing our worship,
Spirit descending, Spirit adored.
Source: Global Songs for Worship #32
|First Line:||Father in heaven, Grant to your children|
|Title:||Father in Heaven|
|Translator:||D. T. Niles|
|Author:||Elena G. Maquiso (1961)|
|Copyright:||Tr. © 1964 Christian Conference of Asia|
Featuring a trinitarian structure, this hymn is a prayer for God's presence in both worship and life. It was written in 1961 by Elena G. Maquiso (b. Guindulman, Bohol, Philippines, 1914). She was educated both in the Philippines and the United States, received a doctorate from the Hartford Theological Foundation in 1960, and taught at Silliman University in Mumaguete, Philippines, [sic: Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (Philippines)] where she directed its Ulahingan Research Project. Her publications, related to indigenous folklore and hymnody, include Awitan Ta Ang Dyos (1962), Mga Sugilanon Sa Negros (1980), and Ulahingan: Epic of the Southern Philippines (1992).
Daniel Thambyrajah Niles (b. Telipallai, Ceylon, 1908; d. Vellore Christian Medical College, India, 1970) translated this hymn text for the EACC Hymnal. (1964), which he produced almost single-handedly. That hymnal includes forty-four of his own hymns and translations and adaptations of others. Niles began studies in law at Ceylon Christian University, but changed his course of study to the ministry, due in part to a devout Hindu warden at the University who greatly influenced him. Niles was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1932. After serving in Ceylon, he became the president of the East Asia Christian Conference (EACC), and later the evangelism secretary for the World Council of Churches in Geneva.
A few word changes are included in the text published in the Psalter Hymnal; some other modern hymnals have changed the first line to "O God in heaven."
Beginning of worship; before the proclamation of the Word; with spoken prayers following the sermon; as a short sung prayer; Lord's Supper.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 16 of 16)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #271||Father in heaven||Father in heaven||HALAD||Daniel Thambyrajah Niles (1908-1970)||Isaiah 40:28-31; Matthew 11:25-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26||2013||Children and All-Age Worship | ; Church | Worship; Church Year | Trinity; Music and Song | ; Trinity Sunday | ; Unity | ; World-church songs ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #748||O God in Heaven||O God in heaven||HALAD||Daniel T. Niles, 1908-1970||5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4||2006||Grace, Faith | ; Prayer | ; Commitment, Discipleship | ; Holy Trinity | ; Justice, Peace ||
|Global Songs for Worship #32||Father in Heaven||Father in heaven, grant to your children||[Father in heaven, grant to your children]||D. T. Niles||2010||Faith and Prayer ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #3||Father in heaven||Father in heaven||PHILIPPINES (HALAD)||Daniel T. Niles||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #2||Father in heaven||Father in heaven||HARROW WEALD||D. T. Niles (1908-1970)||5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4||1987||God | Holy Trinity; Easter | The Resurrection of Christ; Trinity Sunday | The Trinity|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #252||Father in Heaven||Father in heaven||RESTORATION||Elena G. Maquiso; Daniel T. Niles||55 55 55 54||1987||Love | God's Love to Us; Opening of Worship | ; Atonement | ; Close of Worship | ; Grace | ; Holy Spirit | ; Mercy | ; Music | ; Peace | ; Redemption | ; Trinity ||
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #200||Father in heaven, grant to your children||Father in heaven, grant to your children||55 55 55 54||1999|
|Sing With Me #164||Father in Heaven||Father in heaven, grant to your children||Father in Heaven||Elena G. Maquiso; Daniel Thambyrapah Niles||2006||Songs with Non-Western Roots | Philippines; Songs with Signing or Motions ||
|Singing the Faith #4||Father in heaven||Father in heaven||HALAD||Daniel Thambyrajah Niles, 1908-1970||55 55 55 54||1 Corinthians 11:24; Acts 2:3; Colossians 1:1-14; Isaiah 40:29-31; John 14:16; Luke 11:2; Matthew 6:9; Matthew 11:25-30||2011||The Nature and Mystery of God | The Holy Trinity|
|Small Church Music #945||Philippines (Halad)||Father in Heaven, grant to Your children||PHILIPPINES (HALAD)||D. T. Niles||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168|
|Songs for Life #55||Father in Heaven||Father in heaven||HALAD||Daniel Thambyrapah Niles; Elena G. Maquisto||1995||Meeting with God's People | Prayer; Filipino ||
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #103||Father in Heaven||Father in heaven||RESTORATION||Daniel T. Niles, 1908-1970||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.||Ephesians 1:5-13||1996||Holy Trinity | ; Worship ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal #119||O God in Heaven||O God in heaven||HALAD||D. T. Niles; Elena G. Maquiso||5555.5554||1989||The Glory of the Triune God | God's Nature; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Prayer, Trust, Hope; Adoration and Praise | ; Christian Year | Trinity Sunday; Trinity ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #70||[O God in heaven]||[O God in heaven]||HALAD||1993|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #465||Father in heaven||Father in heaven||HALAD||Daniel Thambyrajah Niles, 1908-70||188.8.131.52||2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Colossians 3:16-17; Ephesians 1:3-6; Ephesians 1:7-14; Galatians 4:4-5; Galatians 4:5-7; Luke 11:1-4; Luke 11:9-13; Luke 18:15-17; Matthew 6:1-11; Matthew 19:13-15; Romans 8:12-17||1999||Baptism | ; Blessing | ; Grace | ; Hymns Specially Suitable for Children | ; Invocation | ; Jesus Christ | Redeemer; Mercy of God | ; People of God ||
|찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #227||하 늘 의 주 님 내 려 주 소 서 (O God in heaven)||하 늘 의 주 님 (O God in heaven)||HALAD||Elena G. Maquiso; D. T. Niles||55.55||2001||기 도 | ; 하 나 님 | ; Adoration and Praise | ; Christian Year | Pentecost; Christian Year | Trinity (Sunday); Creation | ; God | ; Prayer | ; Trust and Assurance | ; 경배와 찬양 | ; 교회 년 | 성 령강림 절; 교회 년 | 삼위일체 (주일); 창조 | ; 신 뢰 와 확신 |||Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee|