Bless us now

Heavenly Father we thy servants

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Heavenly Father, we thy servants
Here are met with one accord,
Seeking for thy benediction
On the study of thy word;

Chorus:
Bless us now, bless us now,
While our hearts before thee bow;
Give to faith a glorious vision,
Of thyself, dear Lord, just now.

2 Open thou our understanding,
Break, O Lord, each mystic seal;
To this band of true disciples
Graciously thyself reveal. [Chorus]

3 To renew our consecration
We have gathered in thy name;
May this pentecostal power
Set our hearts with zeal aflame. [Chorus]

4 Fill our cups to overflowing
With the oil of joy divine;
Feast our souls, O Holy Spirit,
On the fruit of love's true vine. [Chorus]

5 E'er again we face the conflict
Raging in this sinful world,
Let us sit in sweet communion
Where love's banner is unfurl'd. [Chorus]

6 Till our hearts shall burn within us
Thy salvation to proclaim,
Then, O Lord, prepare thy servants
Thus to glorify thy name.


Source: Radiant Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work #49

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father we thy servants
Title: Bless us now
Author: F. G. Burroughs

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