Father of all! we bow to thee,
who dwell’st in heav’n adored;
But present still through all thy works,
the universal Lord.
For ever hallowed be thy name
by all beneath the skies;
And may thy kingdom still advance,
till grace to glory rise.
A grateful homage may we yield,
with hearts resigned to thee;
And as in heav’n thy will is done,
on earth so let it be.
From day to day we humbly own
the hand that feeds us still
Give us our bread, and teach to rest
contented in thy will.
Our sins before thee we confess;
O may they be forgiv’n!
As we to others mercy show,
we mercy beg from Heav’n.
Still let thy grace our life direct;
from evil guard our way;
And in temptation’s fatal path
permit us not to stray.
For thine the pow’r, the kingdom thine;
all glory’s due to thee:
Thine from eternity they were,
and thine shall ever be.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
Father of all! we bow to Thee. Hugh Blair?* [The Lord's Prayer.] First appeared as No. 10 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1745, as a version of Matthew vi. 9-14, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Draft of 1781 it is No. 33 slightly altered, and in the public worship edition issued in that year by the Church of Scotland, and still in use, stanza ii. and stanza vi. line 1, were rewritten. In the markings by the eldest daughter of W. Cameron (q.v.) ascribed to Blair. The revised text of 1781 has been included in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867, No. 133; in Worcester's Select Hymns, Boston, U.S., 1835, No. 133; the American Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1843, No. 307, and a few other modern hymnals. A considerably altered form, reduced to 6 stanzas, and beginning, "Father of all! to Thee we bow," is No. 21 in Cotterill’s Selection, 1819. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 16 of 16)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #384||Father of all! we bow to Thee||1832|
|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #141||Father of all! we bow to Thee||1831|
|Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #3||Father of all! we bow to Thee||1884|
|Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH133||Father of all, we bow to thee||1817|
|Hymns for Christian Melody #667||Father of all, we bow to thee||1835|
|Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #286||Father of all, we bow to thee||1852|
|Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #315||Father of all, we bow to thee||1840|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #54||Father of all, we bow to thee||1843|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S356||Father of all, we bow to thee||1865|
|Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B54||Father of all, we bow to thee||1847|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R33||Matth. 6:9-14: Father of all! we bow to thee||Father of all! we bow to thee||8,6,8,6||Matthew 6:9-14||1800|
|Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #133||Father of all, we bow to thee||1823|
|The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #693||Father of all! we bow to thee||1850|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #395||Father of all! we bow to Thee||MORAVIA||Hugh Blair||C. M.||Matthew 6:9-13||1897||The Church | Worship - Praise and Prayer|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #395||Father of all! we bow to Thee||Hugh Blair||1915|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D133||Father of all, we bow to thee||1842|