Father, We Thank Thee

Our Father in heaven, we thank Thee

Author: James E. Hawes
Tune: [Our Father in heaven, we thank Thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Our Father in heaven, we thank Thee
That Thou hast recorded Thy word,
Thy truth everlasting, eternal,
For this do we thank Thee, O Lord;
We thank Thee for Jesus, our Savior,
Who came all our sorrows to heal;
The Fount on Mount Calvary flowing,
Thine infinite love to reveal.

We thank Thee for grace and for mercy,
When we were astray from Thy fold,
That Thou thro’ the Christ hath redeemed us,
And built us a city of gold;
We thank Thee for all the rich blessings
Bestowed upon us in our need;
We thank Thee for light in the darkness,
Our wandering footsteps to lead.

We thank Thee when burdened with sorrows,
That Jesus our troubles doth know,
Since He who has brightest of heaven
Hath labored and suffered below;
Our noblest and best we would give Thee,
Our homage and service of love;
Till Jesus shall make up His jewels,
Till loved ones are gathers above.

Source: Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #37

Author: James E. Hawes

James Edward Hawes was born in Vermillion County, IL, near Danville, on Aug. 18, 1862. While growing up, he was nicknamed “the preacher” because of his exceptional moral life. Evidently he became a well-known song leader among churches of Christ and Christian Churches in the latter part of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, as well as a preacher. Hawes formed an evangelistic team about 1885, after the example of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, with Jacob V. Updike (1850-1907). They met with great success before disbanding to become located ministers. According to The Christian Evangelist of Dec. 16, 1901, Hawes was located as minister with the Church of Christ in Greenwich, OH. Also, Hawes edited a hymnbook… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Father in heaven, we thank Thee
Title: Father, We Thank Thee
Author: James E. Hawes
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Copyright: Public Domain



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Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #37

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