Father of mercies, God of love, My Father and my GodAuthor: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Published in 76 hymnals
1 FATHER, of mercies! God of love!
My Father and my God!
I'll sing the honors of thy name,
And spread thy praise abroad.
2 In every period of my life
Thy thoughts of love appear;
Thy mercies gild each transient scene,
And crown each passing year.
3 In all thy mercies, may my soul
A Father's bounty see;
Nor let the gifts thy grace bestows
Estrange my heart from thee.
4 Teach me, in times of deep distress,
To own thy hand, O God!
And in submissive silence learn
The lessons of thy rod.
5 Through every period of my life,
Each bright, each clouded scene,
Give me a meek and humble mind,
Still equal and serene.
6 Then may I close my eyes in death,
Redeemed from anxious fear;
For death itself, my God, is life,
If thou art with me there.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #118
Father of mercies, God of love; My [Our] Father and my [our] God. O. Heginbothom. [Praise to and Adoration of the Father.] Published in his (posthumous) Hymns by the late Rev. Ottiwell Heginbothom, of Sudbury, Suffolk, 1794; and in J. M. Ray's Collection of Hymns, &c, 1799. It is in common use in Great Britain and America, and is sometimes attributed to T. Raffles in error. It is also in limited use as, "Father of mercies, God of love, Our Father, and our God."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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