Father, to seek thy face

Father, to seek thy face

Author: James G. Deck
Tune: ST. JOHN (13355)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father, to seek Thy face
Thy children now draw near;
Before the throne of grace
With boldness to appear;
We plead His name, His precious blood,
Who loved and made us priests to God.

2 No more we shun the light,
No more Thy presence fear;
With Christ, our sole delight,
Before Thee we appear;
Our great High Priest for us is there,
And He presents our praise and prayer.

3 No pow'r have we to praise
Thy name, O God of love;
Untill [sic] Thy Spirit raise
Our thoughts and hearts above;
His grace avails in all our need,
May He our priestly worship lead!

4 Lord, give us faith to plead
Thy true and faithful Word;
Grace for all mankind's need,
Thy help to all afford;
Thy promises in Christ are yea,
In Him Amen! to endless day.


Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #42

Author: James G. Deck

Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >

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Author: James G. Deck



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Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d61


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #42

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