Father, we bless the gentle care
That watches o’er us day by day,
That guards us from the tempter’s snare,
And guides us in the heavenward way:—
We bless Thee for the tender love
That mingles all our hearts in one,—
The music of the soul;—above
’Tis purer spirits’ unison.
Father, ’tis evening’s solemn hour,
And cast we now our cares on Thee;
Darkly the storm may round us lower,
Peace is within,—Christ makes us free;—
And when life’s toil and joy are o’er,
And evening gathers on its sky,
Our circle broke,—we sing no more,—
O, may we meet and sing on high.
Cutting, Sewell Sylvester, D.D., a Baptist Minister, was born at Windsor, Vermont, Jan. 19, 1813, graduated at the University of Vermont, 1835, and was ordained at Boylston, Massachusetts, 1836. He was pastor at Southbridge, Mass., from 1837 to 1845. Editor of the New York Recorder. 1845-50, and 1853-55; and of the Christian Review, 1850-53, and 1855-68. In 1868 he was appointed Professor of Rhetoric and History at the University, Rochester, N. York, and Secretary of the American Baptist Educational Commission. He died at Brooklyn, Feb. 7, 1882. His Historical Vindication of the Baptists was published in 1858.
His hymns in common use include:—
1. Father, we bless the gentle care. The love of God. Appeared in Hymns for the Vest… Go to person page >
Display Title: Father, we bless the gentle careFirst Line: Father, we bless the gentle careAuthor: S. S. CuttingMeter: L. M.Date: 1871Subject: Family Hymn | ; Social and Domestic Worship | ; Worship | domestic