Father of all, in whom alone

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1 Father of all, in whom alone
We live and move and breathe,
One bright celestial ray dart down
And cheer thy sons beneath.

2 When in thy word we search for thee,
We search with trembling awe;
Open our eyes and let us see
The wonders of thy law.

3 Now let our darkness comprehend
The light that shines so clear;
Now the revealing Spirit send,
And give us ears to hear.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #54

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of all, in whom alone
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WOODSTOCK (Dutton)


BEDFORD (Wheal)


GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #88

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #19

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #46

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #27

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Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #341

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d264

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Free Methodist Hymnal #d152

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #683

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #259

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #680

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d184

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #182

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Methodist Hymn-Book #637

Millennial Musings #d27

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The Canadian Hymnal #d67

The Canadian Hymnal #d82

The Canadian Hymnal #d81

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The Gospel Psalmist #968

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #178

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The Hymnal #54

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #304

The Praise #d63

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #58

The Saints' Harp #d254

The Saints' Hymnal #d80

The Saints' Hymnal #d80

The Southern Psalmist #d205

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d212

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d140

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #231

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