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Father of all, in every age

Father of all, in every age

Author: Alexander Pope
Published in 25 hymnals

Full Text

1 Father of all! in ev'ry age,
In ev'ry clime ador'd,
By saint, by savage, and by sage,
JEHOVAH, JOVE, or LORD!

2 Thou great First Cause! least understood!
Who all my sense confin'd
To know but this — that thou art good,
And that myself am blind;

3 Yet gave me, in this dark estate,
To see the good from ill,
And, binding nature fast in fate,
Left free the human will: —

4 What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns me not to do,
This teach me more than hell to shun,
That, more than heav'n pursue:

5 What blessings thy free bounty gives,
Let me not cast away;
For God is paid, when man receives;
T' enjoy is to obey.

6 Yet not to earth's contracted span
Thy goodness let me bound,
Or think thee Lord alone of man,
When thousand worlds are round.

7 Let not this weak, unknowing hand
Presume thy bolts to throw,
And deal damnation round the land,
On each I judge thy foe.

8 If I am right, O teach my heart
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, thy grace impart,
To find the better way.

9 Save me alike from foolish pride,
Or impious discontent,
At aught thy wisdom has deny'd,
Or aught thy goodness lent.

10 Teach me to feel another's wo,
To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.

11 Mean tho' I am, not wholly so,
Since quicken'd by thy breath;
O lead me wheresoe'er I go,
Thro' this day's life or death.

12 This day, be bread and peace my lot;
All else beneath the sun
Thou know'st if best bestow'd, or not —
And let thy will be done.

13 To THEE, whose temple is all space —
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies —
One chorus let all being raise!
All nature's incense rise!

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLXIII

Author: Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was born in London, in 1688. His parents were Roman Catholics. He had a feeble constitution, was deformed in person, and attained the age of only fifty-six. He early acquired the means of independence by his literary gifts, and purchased his celebrated villa at Twickenham, whither he went to reside at the age of thirty. Of his many published works, his translation of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of Homer has given him the greatest reputation. As an English satirist, also, he stands very high. Nearly all his works, however, are imitations. He died at Tickenham, in 1744. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of all, in every age
Author: Alexander Pope

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Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #415Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #A.XIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #A.XIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #A.XIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #571Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #571Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLXIIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLXIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XVIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H48Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #560Page Scan
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #28Page Scan
Hymns for All Christians #L24Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #482Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #482Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #98Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #98Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #317Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #272Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #556Page Scan
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #63Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #320Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #368Page Scan
The Liberal Hymn Book: a collection of liberal songs adapted to popular tunes. For use in liberal leagues and other meetings, and in liberal homes #29Page Scan



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