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Father in heaven, to whom our hearts would lift themselves in prayer

Father in heaven, to whom our hearts would lift themselves in prayer

Author: Henry Ware
Published in 3 hymnals

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Father in heaven, to whom our hearts
Would lift themselves in prayer,
Drive from our souls each earthly thought,
And show Thy presence there.

Each moment of our lives renews
The mercies of the Lord;
Each moment is itself a gift
To bear us on to God.

Help us to break the galling chains
This world has round us thrown;
Each passion of our hearts subdue,
Each cherished sin disown.

O Father! kindle in our souls
A never-dying flame
Of holy love, of grateful trust,
In Thine almighty name.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #41

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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Author: Henry Ware

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #41

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Church Harmonies #9

The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d50

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