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Like as a father, God on his throne

Like as a father, God on his throne

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Tune: [Like as a father, God on His throne]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like as a father, God on His throne,
Cares for His children, guarding His own;
Shields from all danger, mighty His arm,
Knows every sorrow, keeps from all harm.

Like as a father, tender His care,
Blessings so boundless, ever, we share;
Doubts ne’er distress us, ears ne’er appal,
Like as a father, He guards us all.

2 Like as a father, God in His love,
Guides us forever, watching above;
Matchless His mercy, boundless his power,
Keeping in safety, through trial’s hour. [Refrain]

3 Like as a father, tender and strong,
His is the burden, ours is the song;
Mansions await us, built by His hand,
Soon in the homeland, joyous we’ll stand. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #222

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale

Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1873, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1956, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Grace Gor­don. Elsie’s fa­ther was New York Shipp­ing Com­miss­ion­er Charles C. Dun­can. --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like as a father, God on his throne
Author: Elsie Duncan Yale



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Choir Gems, No.2 #d37

Junior Praises #d36

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #222

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The Gospel Message No. 2 #70

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The Voice of Praise No. 2 #70

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