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Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne

Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne

Author: W. H. H. Jervois; Author: William B. Trevelyan (1906)
Tune: ADORO TE (Van Damme)
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Father, see thy children bending at thy throne,
Pleading here the Passion of thine only Son,
Pleading here before thee all his dying love,
As he pleads it ever in the courts above.

2 Not for our wants only we this offering plead,
But for all thy children who thy mercy need:
Bless thy faithful people, win thy wandering sheep,
Keep the souls departed who in Jesus sleep.

Source: The New English Hymnal #283

Author: W. H. H. Jervois

Born: October 1852, Alderney, Channel Islands, United Kingdom (where his father was stationed) Died: August 5, 1905, St. Marylebone, London, England. Jervois, William Henry Hammond, M.A., was born in Oct. 1852 on the Isle of Alderney, where his father, W. F. D. Jervois, afterwards Lieut. General, was then stationed. He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Oxford (B.A. 1876, M.A. 1878), and was ordained D. 1878, P. 1879. He became Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London, in 1896, and died Aug. 5, 1905. He was, until his death, a member of the Committee who compiled The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it:— 1. Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne. Holy Communion. This was jointly with the Re… Go to person page >

Author: William B. Trevelyan

Trevelyan, William Bouverie, M.A., of Trinity College, Camb., B.A. 1876, M.A. 1879; D. 1877, P. 1878. From 1881-84 Vice-Principal of Ely College, and 1884 Vicar of St. Matthew's, Westminster. Contributed to C. W. A. Brooke's Additional Hymns, 1903, "Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne" (Holy Communion). This was repeated with the omission of the refrain in The English Hymnal, 1906. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne
Author: W. H. H. Jervois
Author: William B. Trevelyan (1906)
Meter: D
Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 308. The hymn was first published, with a refrain, in Additional Hymns, by C. W. A. Brooke, 1903
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1646
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