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Father of all! we bow to thee

Father of all! we bow to thee

Published in 16 hymnals

Full Text

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

Text Information

First Line: Father of all! we bow to thee
Source: Scottish Paraphrases - The Scottish Psalter (Oxford University Press, 1929)


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)



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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #384Page Scan
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... #141Page Scan
Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #3Page Scan
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.) #SH133Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #667Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #286Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #315Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #54Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S356
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B54Page Scan
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R33Text
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #133Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #693Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #395Page Scan
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. #395Page Scan
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.) #D133Page Scan
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