Father, we look up to thee

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Father! we look up to Thee;
Let us in Thy love agree;
Thou, who art the God of peace,
Bid contention ever cease.

Make us of one heart and mind,
Self-forgetful, true and kind;
Strong, yet meek in thought and word,
Like Thy Son, our blessed Lord.

Let us for each other care,
Each the other’s burden bear;
Ready, when reviled, to bless;
Studious of the law of peace.

Father! all our souls inspire,
Fill us with love’s sacred fire;
Guided by that blessed light,
Order all our steps aright.

Free from anger, free from pride,
Let us thus in Thee abide;
All the depths of love express,—
All the heights of holiness.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #539

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, we look up to thee
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain



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