Father of the human family

Father of the human family

Author: Walter Farquharson
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 God, who made the human family,
Claiming each to be your own,
Let this act be the beginning
Of a life in Christ full-grown.
Grace and strength grant to each parent;
Of their fall keep them aware:
With your love surround your children,
They your life of joy to share.

2 As the Church we live your praises,
Marked for service in your name;
With your Spirit born within us,
We our worlds for Christ reclaim.
And from us, your gathered people,
Prayer and praise is offered new:
By your grace we have been strengthened,
Greater works in faith to do.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #423

Author: Walter Farquharson

Farquharson, Walter Henry. (Rosetown, Saskatchewan, May 30, 1936- ). United Church. University of Saskatchewan, B.A., 1957; B.D., 1961 (St. Andrew's College). His single pastorate (1961- ) has been a "tentmaker" ministry" at Saltcoats, Sask., which he combined with teaching English in the town's high school, and which he has from time to time shared with other clergy, notably Margaret Joyce Dickin. Many of his hymns have been set to music by Ron Klusmeier. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of the human family
Author: Walter Farquharson

Tune

OMNI DIE (Trier)


HALTON HOLGATE

HALTON HOLGATE (also called SHARON) is a version of a psalm tune originally composed by William Boyce (b. London, England, 1710; d. Kensington, London, 1779) and published around 1765 in his Collection of Melodies, including tunes by various composers for Christopher Smart's paraphrases of the psalm…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #423

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