Father Of All, Before Thy Throne

Representative Text

1 Father of all! before Thy throne,
Grateful but anxious parents bow;
Look in paternal mercy down,
And yield the boon we ask Thee now.

2 ’Tis not for wealth, or joys of earth,
Or life prolonged we seek Thy face;
’Tis for a new and heavenly birth,
’Tis for the treasures of Thy grace.

3 ’Tis for their souls’ eternal joy,
For rescue from the coming woe;
Do not our earnest suit deny;
We cannot, cannot let Thee go

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12686

Alterer: John Howard Hinton

Hinton, John Howard, M.A., son of the Rev. James Hinton, Baptist minister of Oxford, was born in that city, Mar. 24, 1791. He graduated at the University of Edinburgh, and began his ministry at Haverfordwest (1816). Thence, in 1820, he removed to Reading, and in 1837, to London, where for many years he was pastor of the Baptist Church in Devonshire Square, Bishopsgate. In his later years he returned to Reading, but spent his closing days at Bristol, where he died Dec. 17, 1873. For the greater part of his life Mr. Hinton was one of the best known ministers of the Baptist denomination, and a recognised leader in all their public affairs. With him the logical faculty predominated, and he was a keen controversialist. His prose publication… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father of all, before thy throne
Title: Father Of All, Before Thy Throne
Alterer: John Howard Hinton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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The Cyber Hymnal #12686
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