Father, to thy kind love we owe

Father, to thy kind love we owe

Author: William Cullen Bryant
Published in 28 hymnals

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Father, to Thy kind love we owe
All that is fair and good below;
Bestower of the health that lies
On tearless cheeks and cheerful eyes!

Giver of sunshine and of rain!
Ripener of fruits on hill and plain!
Fountain of light, that rayed afar,
Fills the vast urns of sun and star!

Who send’st Thy storms and frosts to bind
The plagues that rise to waste mankind;
Then breathest, o’er the naked scene,
Spring gales, and life, and tender green.

Yet deem we not that thus alone,
Thy mercy and Thy love are shown;
For we have learned, with higher praise,
And holier names, to speak Thy ways.

In woe’s dark hour, our kindest stay!
Sole trust when life shall pass away!
Teacher of hopes that light the gloom
Of death, and consecrate the tomb!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #78

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Bryant, William Cullen. First in order of time of the great American poets, Bryant was born at Cummington, Mass., Nov. 3, 1794, and was educated at Williams College. In 1815 he'was called to the Bar, and practised for a time at Great Barrington. In 1825 he retired from the Bar, settled at New York, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, founding the New York Review, and editing for a short time the New York Evening Post. He died June 12, 1878. His poetical and other works are well known. His hymns were written at intervals during his long life. They were collected and privately printed in 1869, and number over 20. Those in common use are:— 1. Almighty, listen while we raise. Praise. This is given as "Almighty hear us,” &c,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, to thy kind love we owe
Author: William Cullen Bryant
Source: Sewall's Col.

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #78

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #78

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #70

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #148

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #29

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #225

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #225

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #173

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #196

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d39

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d119

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #103

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #103

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Hymns for Public Worship #273

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Hymns of the Spirit #302

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d66

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #308

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d156

The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d22

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