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Father, We Thank Thee

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1 Father, we thank Thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the world so fair.

2 Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To love Thee better day by day.

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #515

Author: Rebecca J. Weston

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Text Information

First Line: Father, we thank thee for the night
Title: Father, We Thank Thee
Author: Rebecca J. Weston (1885)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




HURSLEY is a Protestant French Huguenot melody by an anonymous composer.

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The Cyber Hymnal #1669
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ambassador Hymnal #366

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #398

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #219

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #146

Redeeming Love #140

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #540

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #6

The Christian Life Hymnal #545


The Cyber Hymnal #1669

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #515

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #633

Include 158 pre-1979 instances
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