My God, my Father, blissful nameAuthor: Anne Steele
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1 My God, my Father, blissful name!
Oh, may I call thee mine?
May I with sweet assurance claim
A portion so divine?
2 This only can my fears control,
And bid my sorrows fly:
What harm can ever reach my soul,
Beneath my Father's eye?
3 Whate'er thy providence denies,
I cheerfully resign;
Lord, thou art good and just and wise,
I yield my will to thine.
4 Whate'er thy sacred will ordains,
Still give me strength to bear:
Let me but know my Father reigns,
I'll trust his tender care.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #467
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My God, my Father, blissful Name. Anne Steele. [Humility and Trust.] Appeared in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 114, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Humble Reliance." It was repeated in the 2nd edition of the Poems, 1780, and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 70. In its full original form it is not usually found in common use; but the following centos therefrom are given in several hymnbooks in Great Britain and America:—
1. My God, my Father, blissful Name. Composed of stanzas i.-iv., vi.-viii. in the Baptist New Selection, 1828; the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858; the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, &c.
2. My God, my Father, charming Name. This is usually No. 1, with the alteration of the opening line.
3. Lord, what Thy providence denies. Composed of stanzas iii., iv., vii., viii. in the 1863 Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, and others.
4. My God, whate'er Thy will ordains. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 1211, is a cento from this hymn and Miss Steele's "Dear Refuge of my weary soul."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #85||My God, my Father,--blissful name||My God, my Father,--blissful name||Anne Steele||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4238||My God, My Father, Blissful Name!||My God, my Father, blissful name||ABRIDGE||Anne Steele||CM|