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Father of all, to Thee, With loving hearts we pray

Father of all, to Thee, With loving hearts we pray

Author: John Julian (1874)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Father of all, to Thee,
With loving hearts we pray,
Through Him, in mercy given,
The Life, the Truth, the Way;
From heaven, Thy throne, in mercy shed
Thy blessings on each bended head.

2 Father of all, to Thee,
Our contrite hearts we raise,
Unstrung by sin and pain,
Long voiceless in Thy praise;
Breathe Thou the silent chords along,
Until they tremble into song.

3 Father of all, to Thee,
we breathe unuttered fears,
Deep-hidden in our souls,
That have no voice but tears;
Take Thou our hand, and through the wild
Lead gently on, each trembling child.

4 Father of all, may we
In praise our tongues employ,
When gladness fills the soul
With deep and hallowed joy;
In storm and calm give us to see
The path of peace, which leads to Thee.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: John Julian

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1839, St. Ag­nes, Corn­wall. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1913, Thirsk, York­shire, Eng­land. Educated pri­vate­ly, Ju­li­an grad­u­at­ed from Dur­ham Un­i­ver­si­ty (MA 1887), Lam­beth (DD 1894), and How­ard Un­i­ver­si­ty in Wash­ing­ton, DC (LLD 1894). He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1866, and served as Vi­car of Win­co­bank (1876-1905) and Vi­car of Top­cliff, York­shire (1905-). How­ev­er, he is best known as a hymn­ol­o­gist. The stand­ard ref­er­ence work in this field is his ma­ssive Dic­tion­ary of Hym­nol­o­gy: Or­i­gin and His­to­ry of Chris­tian Hymns and Hymn­writ­ers of All Ag­es and Na­tions, To­ge­ther with Bi­o­graph­ic­al and Cri­ti­cal No­tic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father of all, to Thee, With loving hearts we pray
Author: John Julian (1874)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8

Notes

Father of all, to Thee; With loving hearts we pray. J. Julian. [Lent.] Written in 1874, and published in Thring's Collection, 1882, and again in others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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