Heavenly Father here we bless thee

Heavenly Father here we bless thee

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Heav'nly Father here we bless thee,
All thu goodness we adore;
And with humble songs address thee,
God of mercy, love, and pow'r!
Thou hast been our great salvation,
Thro' the world's deceitful maze;
Thro' affliction and temptation,
Thou hast kept us all our days.

2 Having help from thee obtained,
Here before thee, Lord, we stand;
Foes and fears thou hat restrained,
By thy gracious, mighty hand;
Ev'ry want has thou supplied,
Life, and health, and needful food;
Nothing has thy love denied
Which thou knew'st would do us good.

3 But renewing love and favor
In us wrought by sovereign grace,
Thro' a dear and precious Saviour,
Call for songs of loudest praise:
Here our sins are all forgiven;
Here our mighty debt is paid;
Here we've peace, and peace with heav'n,
Made in him our living head.

4 He, dear Shepherd, kindly sought us,
Strong, to save us he drew near;
Hitherto his love has brought us,
And we close another year.
Pardon, Lord, our ev'ry failing;
O forgive our follies past;
Let thy grace be still prevailing,
Safe to bring us home at last.

5 If another year thou spare us,
Grace, and strength and mercy give;
For thy holy will prepare us,
Whether we shall die or live.
Now to God, the great Jehovah,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be the highest praise for ever,
Here, and by the heav'nly host.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXXV

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father here we bless thee
Author: Samuel Medley
Copyright: Public Domain



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