Father Supreme, by whom we live

Father Supreme, by whom we live

Author: E. H. Dewart
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1 Father, supreme, by whom we live,
Thou who art God alone,
Our songs of grateful praise receive,
And make our hearts Thy throne.

2 Creation vast reveals Thy name,
The earth, the heavens above,
With one unceasing voice proclaim
Thy wisdom, power, and love.

3 We bless Thee for Thy works, all bright
With tokens of Thy skill;
But more for reason's sacred light
By which we read Thy will.

4 For not on brightest orbs, which roll
Through space at Thy decree,
Hast Thou bestowed the thinking soul,
To know and worship Thee.

5 May every science, every truth,
Our eager minds explore;
Lead us, alike in age and youth,
Thy wisdom to adore.

6 May those who teach, and those who learn,
Walk in the narrow road;
In every sphere of thought discern
An ever-present God.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #636

Author: E. H. Dewart

Born: March 30, 1828, Stra­done, Coun­ty Ca­van, Ire­land. Died: Cir­ca 1903, prob­ab­ly in To­ron­to, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Dewart ar­rived in Ca­na­da around 1834. Or­dained a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter in 1855, he ed­it­ed the Meth­od­ist news­pa­per, the To­ron­to Chris­tian Guar­di­an (1869-94), and earned a DD de­gree from Vic­tor­ia Un­i­ver­si­ty, To­ron­to, in 1879. His works in­clude: Selections from Ca­na­di­an Po­ets (Mont­ré­al, Ca­na­da: John Lov­ell, 1864) Songs of Life (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: 1869) Bible Un­der High­er Cri­ti­cism Broken Reeds, or, The Her­e­sies of the Ply­mouth Breth­ren Shown to Be Con­tra­ry to Scrip­ture & Rea­son… Go to person page >

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