Indulgent Father, how divine

Indulgent Father, how divine

Author: Sowden
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Indulgent Father! how divine,
How bright thy bounties are!
Through nature's ample round they shine
Thy goodness to declare.

2 But in the nobler work of grace,
What sweeter mercy smiles
In my benign Redeemer's face,
And ev'ry fear beguiles!

3 Such wonders, Lord, while I survey,
To thee my thanks shall rise,
When morning ushers in the day,
Or ev'ning veils the skies.

4 When glimm'ring life resigns its flame,
Thy praise shall tune my breath.
The sweet remembrance of thy name
Shall gild the shades of death.

5 But oh! how blest my song shall rise,
When freed from feeble clay,
And all thy glories meet mine eyes
In one eternal day.

6 Not seraphs, who resound thy name
Through yon ethereal plains,
Shall glow with a diviner flame,
Or raise sublimer strains.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #46

Author: Sowden

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First Line: Indulgent Father, how divine
Author: Sowden

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #46

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #445

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d242

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #103

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #103

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d69

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #51

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #51

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #51

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d225

The New Village Harmony #d55

Village Hymns #d261

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