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God the Father, God the Son

God the Father, God the Son (Pollock)

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock (1871)
Published in 23 hymnals

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God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit, Three in One,
Hear us from thy heavenly throne:

Spare us, Holy Trinity.

Father, hear thy children's call:
Humbly at thy feet we fall,
Prodigals, confessing all:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Christ, beneath thy cross, we blame
All our life of sin and shame;

Penitent we breathe thy Name:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Holy Spirit, grieved and tried,
Oft forgotten and defied,
Now we mourn our stubborn pride:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Love, that caused us first to be,

Love, that bled upon the tree,
Love, that draws us lovingly:
We beseech thee, hear us.

We thy call have disobeyed,
Into paths of sin have strayed,
And repentance have delayed:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Sick, we come to thee for cure,
Guilty, seek thy mercy sure,
Evil, long to be made pure:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Blind, we pray that we may see,
Bound, we pray to be made free,

Stained, we pray for sanctity:
We beseech thee, hear us.

Thou who hear'st each contrite sigh,
Bidding sinful souls draw nigh,
Willing not that one should die:
We beseech thee, hear us.


Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

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First Line: God the Father, God the Son (Pollock)
Title: God the Father, God the Son
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock (1871)
Refrain First Line: We beseech thee, hear us



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