Father, who on man dost shower

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1 Father God, on us You shower
gifts of plenty from Your dower,
to Your people give the power
all Your gifts to use aright.

2 Give pure happiness in leisure,
temperance in every pleasure,
holy use of earthly treasure,
bodies clear and spirits bright.

3 Lift from this and every nation
all that brings us degradation;
quell the forces of temptation;
put Your enemies to flight.

4 Be with us, Your strength supplying,
that with energy undying,
every foe of man defying,
we may rally to the fight.

5 Lord, You are our Captain ever,
lead us on to great endeavour;
may Your Church the world deliver:
give us wisdom, courage, might.

6 Father, You have sought and found us,
Son of God, Your love has bound us,
Holy Ghost, within us, round us —
Hear us Godhead infinite.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #589

Author: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, who on man dost shower
Author: Percy Dearmer (1906)
Meter: 8.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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