1 O Father all creating,
Whose wisdom, love, and pow'r
First bound two lives together
In Eden's primal hour,
Today to these Your children
Your earliest gifts renew:
A home by You made happy,
A love by You kept true.
2 With good wine, Lord, at Cana
The wedding feast You blessed.
Grant also these Your presence,
And be their dearest guest.
Their store of earthly gladness
Transform to heav'nly wine,
And teach them, in the testing
To know the gift divine.
3 O Spirit of the Father,
Breathe on them from above,
So searching in Your pureness,
So tender in Your love,
That, guarded by Your presence,
And kept from strife and sin,
Their hearts may heed Your guidance
And know You dwell within.
4 Except You build it, Father,
The house is built in vain;
Unless You, Saviour, bless it,
The joy will turn to pain.
But nothing breaks the union
Of hearts in You made one;
The love Your Spirit hallows
Is endless love begun.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #858
|First Line:||O Father, all creating, Whose wisdom, love, and power|
|Title:||O Father, all creating|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1876)|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Lutheran Service Book #858||O Father, All Creating||O Father, all creating||AURELIA||John Ellerton, 1826-93||76 76 D||Matthew 19:4-6; Genesis 2:18-24; John 2:1-11; Psalm 127:1||2006||Marriage ||
|Lutheran Worship #251||O Father, All Creating||O Father, all creating||AURELIA||John Ellerton, 1826-93||76 76 D||1982||Marriage ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #4791||O Father, All Creating||O Father, all creating||AURELIA||John Ellerton||76.76 D|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #721||O Father, All-Creating||O Father, all creating||SAVOY CHAPEL||John Ellerton||220.127.116.11.D.||Psalm 127:1||1990||Special Topics | Marriage and the Home|
|Worship (3rd ed.) #744||O Father, All-creating||O Father, all-creating||AURELIA||John Ellerton, 1826-1893||7 6 7 6 D||Psalm 127; John 2:1-12||1986||Marriage ||