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Sweetest praises we will sing

O Father blest, eternal King

Author: Edwin Pond Parker
Tune: [O Father blest! Eternal King!]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O Father blest! Eternal King!
With grateful hearts Thy praise we sing,
Whose glorious power the world upholds,
Whose boundless love the world enfolds.

Sweetest praises we will sing
To our Father, Lord and King;
Be to Him our love and praise,
Who has blessed us all our days.

2 Thee, too, we sing, Eternal Son,
Who hast for men salvation won!
Thy constant presence, Lord, bestow,
To cheer Thy struggling Church below. [Refrain]

3 Thou Holy Spirit, Fount of Love!
Pour out Thy blessings from above;
Dwell in our souls, delightful Guest!
Prepare our hearts and in them rest. [Refrain]

4 O Triune God in whom we live!
All praise and honor Thee we give;
The Church on earth her songs shall raise,
With those in heav’n, to swell Thy praise. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #69

Author: Edwin Pond Parker

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., born at Castine, Maine, Jan. 13, 1836, and educated at Bowdoin College, Maine, and Bangor Theo. Sem., Maine. Entering the Congregational ministry, he became pastor of the Second Church of Christ, Hartford, Conn., Jan. 1860, and has remained there to the present date. Besides editing some Sunday School Hymn and Tune Books, now out of use, he was chief Editor of The Book of Praise . . . (Congregational) . . ., Phila., 1874; and Editor of The Christian Hymnal, Hartford, Conn., 1877, revised ed. 1889. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Blest are they in Christ departed. [Death and Burial.] Dated 1886. In the Christian Hymnal, 1889, and several other collections. 2. Come to Jesus, ye who labour.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Father blest, eternal King
Title: Sweetest praises we will sing
Author: Edwin Pond Parker



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Augsburg Songs No. 2: for Sunday schools and other services #120Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d217
Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #69TextAudioPage Scan
Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d109
Song Treasury #d99