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Thy Will be Done

Father, in need I come to thee, and this shall be my earnest plea

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Father, in need I come to thee]
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, in need, I come to Thee,
And this shall be my earnest plea:
Give me a spirit like to Thine,
And make Thy work and purpose mine.

Not my will, Father, but this I pray,
Thy will be done by me each day;
Not my will, Father, this I pray,
Thy will be done by me each day.

2 Help me to always keep in sight
The love that guides me to the light;
The star of faith the beacon be
That guides me o’er life’s stormy sea. [Chorus]

3 Help me to do for Thine and Thee
Whatever work Thou gavest me;
Faithful in all things to the last,
Be heav’n the prize when earth is past. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #202

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, in need I come to thee, and this shall be my earnest plea
Title: Thy Will be Done
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thy will be done
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d39

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d75

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d75

Christian Hymnal #d101

Christian Work-songs #d44

Gloria in Excelsis #d151

Gloria in Excelsis #d90

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Glory and Praise #81

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Heart Songs #126

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Hymni Ecclesiae #320


Hymns for Today #202

Hymns of the United Church #d82

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Hymns of the United Church #361

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Joy and Praise #241

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #777

The Children's Hallelujah #d32

The Christian Hymnist #d127

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d36

The Praise Hymnal #392

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