Father, make us loving

Father, make us loving

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Father, make us loving]
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1. Father, make us loving,
gentle, thoughtful, kind;
Fill us with Thy Spirit,
make us of Thy mind.
Help us love each other,
more and more each day,
Help us follow Jesus,
in the narrow way.

Refrain
We would learn of Jesus,
Help us here below,
Follow in His footsteps,
Who hath loved us so.

2. Father, we would ever,
live as in Thy sight;
Thou dost know our longings
after what is right.
Fill our hearts with kindness
as we onward go,
Teach us to be loving,
Thou hast loved us so. [Refrain]

3. Help us to remember,
Thou art ever near;
Teach us lovingkindness,
tenderness and cheer.
There is much of sorrow,
in this world below;
Father, make us loving,
Thou hast loved us so. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1472

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, make us loving
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We would learn of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1472
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The Cyber Hymnal #1472

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