O, richly, Father, have I been
Blest evermore by Thee!
And morning, noon, and night Thou hast
Preserved me tenderly.
And yet the love which Thou shouldst claim
To idols I have given;
Too oft have bound to earth the hopes
That know no home but heaven.
Unworthy to be called Thy son,
I come with shame to Thee,
Father!—O, more than Father, Thou
Hast always been to me!
Help me to break the heavy chains
The world has round me thrown,
And know the glorious liberty
Of an obedient son.
That I may henceforth heed whate’er
Thy voice within me saith,
Fix deeply in my heart of hearts
A principle of faith,—
Faith that, like armor to my soul,
Shall keep all evil out,
More mighty than an angel host,
Encamping round about.
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #203||The Penitent Son||O, Richly, Father, have I been||Furness||C. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #203||O, richly, Father, have I been||Furness||1848|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d524||O richly, Father, have I been||William Henry Furness||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #580||Oh, richly, Father, have I been||William H. Furness||1883|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #409||O richly, Father, have I been||Furness||1854|
|Hymnal Amore Dei #254||O richly, Father, have I been||William Henry Furness||1897|
|Hymnal, Amore Dei #254||Oh, richly, Father, have I been||Rev. William H. Furness, 1802-||1890|
|Hymns of the Spirit #346||O, richly, Father, have I been||1864|
|Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d220||O richly, Father, have I been||William Henry Furness||1900|