Grant us, O our heavenly Father

Grant us, O our heavenly Father

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re¬≠turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect¬≠ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… 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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