Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

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1 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Bless the young before Thee;
Thou their wants and dangers know'st
Watch then, we implore Thee.
Here they stand,
Hopeful band,
Faith in Thee confessing,
Waiting for Thy blessing.

2 Gentle Savior, they are Thine,
Thou wilt never lost them;
May Thy life and love divine
Melt their tender bosom.
Lord, we pray
That they may
All like thee, be holy,
Loving, meek, and lowly.

3 Giver Thou of gifts to all,
No good thing deny them;
Hear, O hear our earnest call,
Life and light supply them.
Strength renew,
Keep them true;
All that stand before Thee,
Bless them, we implore Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #509

Author: Karl August Döring

Döring, Carl August, son of B. L. Döring, chief forester at Mark-Alvensleben, near Magdeburg, was born at Mark-Alvensleben, Jan. 22, 1783. After completing his studies at the University of Halle, he was for some time private tutor at Waldenburg, in Silesia. In 1808 he was appointed a master in the school at Kloster-Bergen, near Magdeburg; and after its dissolution by Napoleon in 1810, acted for some time as a private tutor at Helmsdorf, near Eisleben. He was, in 1814, appointed afternoon preacher at St. Peter's Church, Magdeburg; in 1815 Archidiaconus of St. Andrew's Church at Eisleben; and in 1816 Pastor of the Lutheran Church at Elberfeld. He died at Elberfeld, Jan 17, 1844 (Koch, vii. 159-168; Allg. Deutsche Biog. , v. 348-349). One… Go to person page >

Translator: James Steven Stallybrass

Stallybrass, James Steven, fourth son of the Rev. Edward Stallybrass, of the London Missionary Society, was born Oct. 3, 1826, at Selenginsk, in the province of Irkutsk, Siberia, where his father was then stationed. He resided for many years in Stoke Newington, London, and died there Dec. 2, 1888. He was a well known educationist, and translated from the German a number of scientific and other works. He contributed a large number of translations from German hymns and poems to the various publications of Mr. Curwen, e. g. to the Songs and Tunes for Education, 1861; the Tonic Sol fa Reporter, &c. In 1859 he contributed translations of 4 German hymns to Mr. Curwen's Sabbath Hymn Book (Nos. 234, 417, 418, 420). To Mr. Curwen's Child's Own Hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Bless the young before Thee
Title: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
German Title: Vater, Sohn und Heiliger Geist
Author: Karl August Döring
Translator: James Steven Stallybrass
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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