1 Father of all, Thy care we bless,
Which crowns our families with peace:
From Thee they spring; and by Thy hand
They are and shall be still sustained.
2 To God, most worthy to be praised,
Be our domestic altars raised;
Who, Lord of heav'n, yet deigns to come
And sanctify our humblest home.
3 To Thee may each united house
Morning and night present its vows;
Our children these, the rising race,
Be taught Thy precepts and Thy grace.
4 So may each future age proclaim
The honors of Thy glorious Name,
And each succeeding race remove
To join the family above.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #532
"Father of men, Thy care we trace, That crowns with love our infant race; From Thee they sprung, and by Thy power Are still sustain'd through every hour."The text followed by the compilers of hymn-books from Ash & Evans in their Bristol Baptist Collection, 1769, to the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859-69, was that of Orton, 1755: often altered as in Ash & Evans's Collection to "Father of all, Thy care we bless." This latter is the more popular reading of the two. The Methodist New Connexion Hymns, &c, 1835-60, has it as "Father of man, Thy care we bless." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)