God, My Father, Hear My Pray

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1 God, my Father, hear me pray,
Wash my crimson guilt away;
Wretched, helpless, lost, undone,
Hear me for Thy blessèd Son.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

2 God, my Saviour, look on me;
All my guilt I cast on Thee:
Give my troubled spirit peace;
Bid my fears and sorrows cease.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

3 God, my Comforter, my Light,
Strengthen me with holy might,
Make Thy dwelling in my heart:
Faith, and hope, and joy impart.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

4 Blessèd, glorious Trinity!
Holy, everlasting Three!
Hear, oh, hear my earnest prayer,
And my soul for heaven prepare!
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: James Holme

Holme, James, B.A., son of T. Holme, Orton, Westmorland, was born in 1801, and educated at Caius College, Cambridge (B.A. 1825). Ordained in 1825, he held successively the Incumbency of Low Harrowgate, the Vicarage of Kirkleatham, and the charge of Bolton, near Bradford. He died in 1882. He published Leisure Musings and Devotions, &c, 1835; Mount Grace Abbey, a poem, 1843, and with his brother, the Rev. T. Holme (q.v.), Hymns & Sacred Poetry, Christian Book Society, 1861. From this last work, "All things are ours, how abundant the treasure" (Praise in Sickness), in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, is taken. "God my Father, hear me pray" (Lent), in the Anglican Hymn Book, 1868, is attributed to him, and dated 1861. It is, however, from… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, my Father, hear me pray
Title: God, My Father, Hear My Pray
Author: James Holme
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



ARFON (Minor)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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