God of our fathers, from whose hand Came all our lights and blessings down

God of our fathers, from whose hand Came all our lights and blessings down

Author: John G. Adams
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 God of our fathers! from whose hand
Came all our lights and blessings down;
Who this devoted, favored land
Dost with thy choicest mercy crown!

2 To learning and to knowledge reared--
We dedicate with prayer and praise
This edifice to thee, revered
Above all gods, through endless days!

3 Accept the offering--deign to dwell
With thy confiding children here;
The shades of ignorance dispel--
In Truth's omnipotence appear!

4 Here, through successive years may come
The youthful mind--fair wisdom's guest;
Long be this house Instruction's home,
When those who reared it sink to rest.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #564

Author: John G. Adams

Adams, John Greenleaf. Co-editor with Dr. E. H. Chapin of the Universalist Hymns for Christian Devotion, 1846; and, alone, of the Gospel Psalmist, 1861. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1810. The collections named contain in each case 16 hymns by him. They are not, however, received outside his sect. The best are:— 1. Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness. [Peace.] Contributed to the Hymns for Christian Devotion, 1846, No. 419, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. 2. God's angels! not only on high do they sing. [Ministry of Angels.] No. 830 in his Gospel Psalmist, 1861, and No. 240 in Longfellow and Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, 1864. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: God of our fathers, from whose hand Came all our lights and blessings down
Author: John G. Adams
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #988Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #988Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #564TextPage Scan
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