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Father, to thee we look in all our sorrow

Father, to thee we look in all our sorrow

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Published in 54 hymnals

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1. Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow,
Thou art the fountain whence our healing flows;
Dark though the night, joy cometh with the morrow;
Safely they rest who on Thy love repose.

2. When fond hopes fail and skies are dark before us,
When the vain cares that vex our lives increase,
Comes with its calm the thought that Thou art o’er us,
And we grow quiet, folded in Thy peace.

3. Naught shall affright us, on Thy goodness leaning;
Low in the heart faith singeth still her song;
Chastened by pain we learn life’s deeper meaning,
And in our weakness Thou dost make us strong.

4. Patient, O heart, though heavy be Thy sorrows;
Be not cast down, disquieted in vain;
Yet shalt thou praise Him, when these darkened furrows,
Where now He plougheth, wave with golden grain.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1652

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, to thee we look in all our sorrow
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer



The Cyber Hymnal #1652
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Instances (1 - 54 of 54)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d64
Christian Worship and Praise #d95
Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #34Page Scan
Hymns for the Church #37Page Scan
Hymns for the Living Age #257Page Scan
Hymns for Worship #d47
Hymns of Hope and Courage #d18
Hymns of the Christian Life #d88
Hymns of the Christian Life #d87
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d86
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #227
Hymns of Worship and Service #d112
Hymns of Worship and Service #327Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #327Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #249Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d57
Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #249Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d74
Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #172Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d64
New Jewish Hymnal for Religious Schools and Junior Congregations. 8th ed. #d17
Pilgrim Hymnal #467
Sabbath Eve Services and Hymns #d4
Services for Congregational Worship #272Page Scan
Songs of praise : enlarged edition #347
Songs of the Christian Life #288Page Scan
Songs of the Church #d55
Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #164Page Scan
The American Hymnal #d130
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d84
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d86
The Association Hymnal #d26
The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #d73
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #342
The Church Hymnal #d91
The Churches of God Hymnal. #d122
The Cyber Hymnal #1652TextScoreAudio
The English Hymnal #538
The Hymnal of Praise #274Page Scan
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #249
The Middlesex Hymn Book #d22
The Middlesex Hymn Book #d27
The New Baptist Hymnal #d80
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d87
The New Hymnal of Praise #d82
The Sabbath School Hymnal #d26
The Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of songs, services and responses for Jewish Sabbath schools, and homes 4th rev. ed. #18Page Scan
The Student Hymnary #d82
The University Hymn Book #d46
Union Hymnal #41
Union Hymnal for Jewish Worship #d38
Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #96
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d94
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d59
Exclude 53 pre-1979 instances
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