1. Heavenly Father, all creation
Shows the wonders of Thy hand;
Now accept our adoration,
Lord, Thy blessing now command:
Thee the fount of life we own,
Thee our maker, Thee alone;
Hear our prayers, accept the praise,
We, Thy flock, Thy children, raise.
2. Son of God, who didst from Heaven
Come to save our ruined race,
Who to us Thyself hast given,
Lord of mercy, truth and grace;
Thy redeeming love we sing;
Lord, to Thee our hearts we bring;
At Thy call we come to Thee,
At Thy name we bow the knee.
3. Holy Ghost, whose inspiration
Is of life and light the spring
Bless us with Thy visitation,
Love and peace and gladness bring;
Guide us on our heavenly way;
Keep us, lest we go astray;
Father, Son, and Spirit pure,
Ever shall Thy praise endure.
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Heavenly Father, all creation. A. T. Russell. [Holy Trinity.] Contributed to P. Maurice's Choral Hymn Book, 1861, No. 713, in 3 stanzas of 10 lines.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Display Title: Heavenly Father, All CreationFirst Line: Heavenly Father, all creationTune Title: EXETER (Tilleard)Author: Arthur T. RussellMeter: 184.108.40.206Source: Choral Hymn Book, by Peter Maurice, 1861