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Father of lights, thy needful aid

Full Text

1 Father of lights, Thy needful aid
To us who ask impart;
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
Of our own treacherous heart.

2 Our only Help in danger's hour,
Our only Strength Thou art;
Above the world and tempter's power,
And greater than our heart.

3 Us from ourselves Thou canst secure
In nature's slippery ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure
By Thy sufficient grace.

4 If on Thy promised grace alone
We faithfully depend,
Thou surely wilt protect Thy own,
And keep us to the end.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417

Text Information

First Line: Father of lights, thy needful aid
Source: Wesley's Collection

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #512Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #512Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #469Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #512Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #465Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #505Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #513Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #561Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417TextPage Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #440Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #754Page Scan
Methodist Hymn-Book #800Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #101fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #101fPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #646Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #165aPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #605Page Scan
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #CCCXIIIPage Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #119Page Scan



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