Our Father, throned above the sky!

Our Father, throned above the sky!

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Our Father, thron'd above the sky,
To thee our empty hands we spread;
Thy children at thy footstool lie,
And ask thy blessings on their head.

2 With cheerful hope and filial fear,
In that august and precious name,
By thee ordain'd, we now draw near,
And would the promis'd blessing claim.

3 Does not an earthly parent hear
The cravings of his famish'd son?
Will he reject the filial pray'r,
Or mock him with a cake of stone?

4 Our heav'nly Father, how much more
Will thy divine compassions rise;
And open thy unbounded store,
To satisfy thy children's cries?

5 Yes, we will ask, and seek, and press
For gracious audience at thy seat;
Still hoping, waiting for success,
If persevering to entreat.

6 For Jesus in his faithful word
The upright supplicant has blest;
And all thy saints with one accord
The prevalence of pray'r attest.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #265

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our Father, throned above the sky!
Author: Thomas Scott

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #265

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #16

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #360

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #286

Chapel Hymns #d442

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #52

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d124

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #322

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #394

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #394

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #394

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #394

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H312

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #47

The Christian Psalter #d438

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d195

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