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Grant us, O our heavenly Father

Grant us, O our heavenly Father

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 22 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Grant us, O our heavenly Father,
In the dawning of our days,
Thee in all things to remember,
Thee to serve, and Thee to praise.

2 With the cross of Christ, our Savior,
Stamped upon our infant brows,
May we in the battle's dawning
Heed His word, and keep our vows.

3 Then in Holy Confirmation,
By the laying on of hands,
Strength may we receive, and blessing,
To obey our Lord's commands.

4 Drawing nearer still and nearer,
May we close and closer cling
To our Lord, and to His altar
There ourselves an offering bring.

5 Step by step in life advancing,
Onward, upward, as we move
Through the world unharmed, rejoicing
In His all-redeeming love:

6 Blest in joy, upheld in sorrow,
At our work as in His sight,
May His presence still be with us,
As we do it with our might.

7 Serving Thee, our heavenly Father,
From the dawn to set of sun,
Serving Thee in life's young morning,
Till our work on earth is done:

8 Till the shadows of the evening
Shall forever pass away,
And the Resurrection-morning
Kindle into perfect day.

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: Godfrey Thring

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Grant us, O our heavenly Father
Author: Godfrey Thring
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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