Holy Father, we address thee

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1 Holy Father! we address Thee—
Loved in Thy beloved Son;
Holy Son of God, we bless Thee,
Boundless grace hath made us one;
Holy Spirit, aid our songs,
This glad work to Thee belongs.

2 Wondrous was Thy love, O Father!
Wondrous Thine, O Son of God!
Vast the love that bruised and wounded,
Vast the love that bore the rod;
Holy Spirit, still reveal
How those stripes alone can heal.

3 Hallelujah! we are hasting
To our Father’s house above;
By the way our souls are tasting
Rich and everlasting love;
In Jehovah is our boast,
Father, son, and Holy Ghost!

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #102

Author: Mary Bowley Peters

See also Mary P. Bowly. Peters, Mary, née Bowly, daughter of Richard Bowly, of Cirencester, was born in 1813, and subsequently married to the Rev. John McWilliam Peters, sometime Rector of Quennington, Gloucestershire, and died at Clifton, July 29, 1856. Her prose work, The World’s History from the Creation to the Accession of Queen Victoria, was published in seven volumes. Several of her hymns were contributed to the Plymouth Brethren's Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, London, D. Walther, 1842. These with others, 58 in all, were published by Nisbet & Co., London, 1847, as Hymns intended to help the Communion of Saints. Dr. Walker introduced several from these collections into his Cheltenham Psalms & Hymns, 1855. Many of these hav… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Father, we address thee
Author: Mary Bowley Peters


LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

French romanticist composer Charles F. Gounod (PHH 165) wrote LUX PRIMA, which means "first light" in Latin. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, Gounod left his native Paris and settled in England for five years. This sturdy tune was published in the Scottish Hymnary in 1872. It uses sev…

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The Sunday School Hymnal #102

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