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Father of all! we bow to thee

Father of all! we bow to thee

Tune: MORAVIA
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative 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
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Paraphrases - The Scottish Psalter (Oxford University Press, 1929)

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #3

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Hymns for Christian Melody #667

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Hymns for Schools #286

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Hymns for Social Worship #315

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S356

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B54

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Select Hymns #133

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The Baptist Psalmody #693

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #395

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D133

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #395

Text

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R33

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