Gracious Father, guard thy children

Gracious Father, guard thy children

Tune: ELLESDIE
Published in 9 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gracious Father, guard thy children
From the foe's destructive pow'r;
Save O save them, Lord, from falling
In this dark and trying hour.
Thou wilt surely prove thy people,
All our graces must be tried;
But thy word illumes our pathway,
And in God we still confide.

2 We are in the time of waiting;
Soon we shall behold our Lord,
Wafted far away from sorrow,
To receive our rich reward.
Keep us, Lord, till thine appearing,
Pure, unspotted from the world;
Let thy Holy Spirit cheer us
Till thy banner is unfurled.



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #735

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First Line: Gracious Father, guard thy children

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The Cyber Hymnal #2012
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Better Than Pearls #190

Christ in Song #d173

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Christ in Song #735

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Hymns and Tunes #291

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d31

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d347

The Church Hymnal #663

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The Cyber Hymnal #2012

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #843

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