Father in heaven, we thank thee for Jesus

Father in heaven, we thank thee for Jesus

Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Tune: [Father in heaven, we thank Thee for Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Father in heaven, we thank Thee for Jesus,
Whom Thou didst send to the earth long ago,
That He might teach us the way to Thy kingdom,
And that Thy wonderful love we may know.

Refrain:
Father, we thank Thee for Jesus, Thy blessed Son.
Where He may lead us we'll follow till heav'n is won.

2 Jesus, our Savior, we thank Thee for saying,
"Suffer the children to come unto Me."
Gladly we'll follow wherever Thou leadest,
That we may live in glory with Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #170

Author: Helen H. Lemmel

Born: November 14, 1863, Wardle, England. Died: November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington. Buried: Lemmel was cremated, but her final resting place is unknown to us. Daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They first settled in Mississippi, then relocated to Wisconsin. She moved to Seattle in 1904, and for three years was music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While interviewing German singer Ernestine Schumann-Hein, Helen was persuaded to go to Europe. A gifted singer, she studied music in Germany for four years. Upon her return to America, she began giving concerts and traveling on the Chautauqua circuit. Eventually, she became a vocal m… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father in heaven, we thank thee for Jesus
Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Refrain First Line: Father, we thank thee for Jesus
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