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O God our Father, who dost make us one

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1 O God our Father, who dost make us one,
Heart bound to heart, in love of Thy dear Son,
Now as we part and go our several ways,
Touch every lip, may every voice be praise –

2 Praise for the fellowship that here we find,
The fellowship of heart and soul and mind,
Praise for the bonds of love and brotherhood,
Bonds wrought by Thee, who makest all things good.

3 Lord, make us strong, for Thee alone dost know
How oft we turn our faces from the foe;
How oft, when claimed by dark temptation's hour,
We lose our hold on Thee, and of Thy power.

4 God with us, Lord, from hence; we only ask
That Thou be sharer in our daily task;
So, side by side with Thee, shall each one know
The blessedness of heaven begun below.

Source: The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #688

Author: William Vaughan Jenkins, 188-1920

Born: September 6, 1868, Bristol, England. Died: June 30, 1920, Bitton, Gloucestershire, England. Jenkins attended Bristol Grammar School and became an accountant like his father. He was active in the mission field, and developed associations with the Tyndale Baptist Church, Highbury Congregational Church, and his own parish church in Bitton. He also served as secretary to the Adult School Union in Bristol, belonged to the National Council of the Adult School Movement, and helped compile the 1909 Fellowship Hymn Book.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God our Father, who dost make us one
Author: William Vaughan Jenkins, 188-1920
Language: English
Publication Date: 1933
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1933.



MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

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