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O God, our Father, and our king

O God, our Father, and our king

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 21 hymnals

Full Text

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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First Line: O God, our Father, and our king
Author: Simon Browne



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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d115
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #278Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXLVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #190Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #190Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #183Page Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d96
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d297
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #97Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d101
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d216
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d351
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d349
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CXCVIPage Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d195
The Christian Hymn Book #d458
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d462
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #378Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d365