Heavenly Father, hear thy children

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1 Heav'nly Father, hear Thy children,
As we come to Thee in prayer.
Help us always to remember
God is with us ev'rywhere.

God is with us! God is with us!
God is with us ev'rywhere.

2 Keep our hearts and minds from evil,
Help us walk in Jesus' way.
Make us loving, kind, and truthful,
Keep us safely night and day. [Chorus]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #736

Author: Carrie B. Adams

Adams, Carrie Belle (Wilson). (Oxford, Ohio, July 28, 1859-1940). Father, David Wilson, song writer, teacher of music. Married, 1880 to Allyn G. Adams, moved to Terre Haute, Indiana. Director and organist, First Congregational Church; Central Christian Church. Teacher (1887-1895), Indiana State Normal School. Wrote many anthems and cantatas, secular and religious, many published by Lorenz. --Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father, hear thy children
Author: Carrie B. Adams
Refrain First Line: God is with us


VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #736

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