O God, our Father, and our king

O God, our Father, and our king

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 O God, our Father, and our King;
Of all we have, or hope, the spring;
Send down thy spirit from above,
And warm our hearts with holy love.

2 May se from every act abstain,
That hurts or gives our neighbour pain;
And ev'ry secret wish suppress,
That would abridge his happiness.

3 Still may we feel our hearts inclin'd
To act the friend to all our kind;
Still seek their safety, health and ease,
Virtue, eternal life, and peace.

4 With pity let our breast o'erflow,
When we behold a wretch in wo;
And bear a sympathizing part
With all who are of heavy heart.

5 Let love in all our conduct shine,
An image fair, tho' faint of thine:
Thus may we Christ's disciples prove,
Who came to manifest thy love.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIII

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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Author: Simon Browne

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #278

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXLVIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #190

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d96

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d101

The Christian Hymn Book #d458

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d462

Universalist Hymn Book #d365

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