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God the Father of creation, Source of life and energy

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Author: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954)

I am a Church of Scotland Minister, ordained in 1979, currently minister of Kirkton Church, Carluke. I was born in Port Glasgow but moved to Lanarkshire when I was 11 years old. Having been a pupil at Hamilton Academy, from 1966 to 1972, I studied English and Drama at Glasgow University before receiving a call to ministry. I remained at Glasgow University to complete a BD degree and was ordained by Ayr Presbytery in 1979. I have served as a Parish Minister, first of all at Duntocher Trinity Church, from 1980 to 1987 and then from 1987 to the present day at Kirkton Church Carluke. I have also served on several central church councils and committees, most recently as Convener of the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council, from 2014-2018.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God the Father of creation, Source of life and energy
Author: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Publication Date: 2005
Notes: The last line of each verse is repeated.
Copyright: © Iain D. Cunningham

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CWM RHONDDA

The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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Church Family Worship #277

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #113

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #113

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