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Heavenly Father I would pray come thou near

Heavenly Father I would pray come thou near

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: HEAVENLY FATHER (Kurzenknabe)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Heavenly Father, I would pray,
Come Thou near to me,
Teach me what to do and say,
How to honor Thee.

2 Blessed Jesus, I would ask
For a gentle will;
Help Thou me my every task
Faithful to fulfill.

3 Holy Spirit, loving Guide!
Lead me day by day;
Guard my steps on every side,
Lest I go astray.

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #173

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father I would pray come thou near
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

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The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d240

The Reward, for Sunday Schools #d29

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The Sunday School Hymnal #173

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The Sunday School Hymnal #173

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