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Holy Father, thou hast given

Holy Father, thou hast given

Author: William Bruce
Tune: ST. MARGARET (Booth)
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. Holy Father, Thou hast given
Holy truth from highest Heaven;
Words of counsel wise and pure,
Words of promise bright and sure;
Light that guides us back to Thee,
Back to peace and purity.

2. Clearer than the sun at noon,
Fairer than the silver moon,
Through the clouds and through the night,
Ever shines this heavenly light;
Help us, Lord, to lift our eyes
Take its guidance and be wise.

3. Here the wisdom from above
Beaming holiness and love,
Kindling hope, dispelling fear,
Shines to save; for Christ is here:
Knowing, trusting Him, we come
From our wanderings gladly home.

4. Blessèd Savior, Light divine,
Thou hast bid us rise and shine;
Grant Thy grace, and we shall be
Children of the day in Thee,
Showing all around the road
Back to life, and love, and God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2361

Author: William Bruce

Bruce, William, D.D., eldest son of the Rev. William Bruce, United Secession minister at South Shields (who after 1818, conducted the Ardoch Academy, Cardross, Dumbartonshire), was born at South Shields, April 7, 1812. He studied at the University of Glasgow, which, in 1868, conferred on him the degree of D.D., and became, in 1838, minister of Infirmary Street U. P. Church, Edinburgh (then Cowgate). He was Moderator of Synod in 1869. In 1870 he was appointed a member of the Hymnal Committee of the U. P. Church, and contributed 2 hymns to their Presbyterian Hymnal, 1876. These he included, with 9 others, in his Hebrew Odes and other Poems , 1874 (Edinb.: D. S. Stewart). He also published, in 1878, Memories: a Tale; and other Poems. He died a… Go to person page >

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Author: William Bruce



The Cyber Hymnal #2361
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