O Father, glorify thy name

O Father, glorify thy name

Author: Thomas Gisborne
Tune: CYPRUS (Mason)
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "O Father! glorify Thy name!"
So prayed, at woe’s approach, my Lord;
Disease corrodes this mortal frame:
O Father! be Thy name adored.

2 Though life’s unruffled days had flown,
Ere yet was past her vernal prime,
And sickness o’er my head has strewn
The snows of age before their time.

3 Why fear the path of grief to tread?
Why, Father! shrink from Thy decree,
If thus my longing soul be led
A safer, shorter way to Thee?

4 On wings of faith, o’er fogs of earth,
Thy servant, Father! teach to rise,
And view the blessing’s native worth,
Cleared from affliction’s dark disguise.

5 Yon clouds, a mass of sable shade
To mortals gazing from below,
By angels from above surveyed,
With universal sunshine glow.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12648

Author: Thomas Gisborne

Thomas Gisborne was born at Derby, in 1758. He became perpetual Curate of Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, in 1783, and Prebendary of Durham in 1826. He died in 1846. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Father, glorify thy name
Author: Thomas Gisborne
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12648
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The Cyber Hymnal #12648

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