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Our Father, Throned in Heaven Above

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1 Our Father, throned in heav'n above,
you bid us all to live in love
as members of one family
and pray to you in unity—
teach us no thoughtless words to say,
but from our inmost hearts to pray.

2 [Insert the petition(s) under consideration.]

3 Amen, that is, so shall it be.
Make strong our faith in you
that we may never doubt you but believe
that what we ask we shall receive.
Thus in your name and at your word
we say, "Amen, O hear us, Lord!"

4 [The First Petition]
Your name be hallowed. Help us, Lord,
in purity to keep your Word,
that to the glory of your name
we walk before you free from blame.
Let no false doctrine us pervert;
all poor, deluded souls convert.

5 [The Second Petition]
Your kingdom come, we humbly pray,
that Christ may rule in us today
and that your Holy Spirit bring
still more to worship Christ as king.
Break Satan's pow'r, defeat his rage;
preserve your Church from age to age.

6 [The Third Petition]
Your gracious will on earth be done
just as in heav'n around your throne,
that patiently we may obey
throughout our lives all that you say.
Curb sinful flesh and ev'ry ill
that sets itself against your will.

7 [The Fourth Petition]
Give us today our daily bread,
and let us all be clothed and fed;
from hardship, war, and earthly strife,
from sickness, famine, spare our life.
Let selfishness, and worry cease
that we may live in godly peace.

8 [The Fifth Petition]
Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,
that they may trouble us no more;
we, too, will gladly those forgive
who hurt us by the way they live.
Help us in our community
to serve each other willingly.

9 [The Sixth Petition]
Into temptation lead us not.
When evil foes against us plot
and vex our souls on ev'ry hand,
O give us strength that we may stand
firm in the faith, a mighty host,
through comfort of the Holy Ghost.

10 [The Seventh Petition]
From evil, Lord, deliver us;
the times and days are perilous.
Redeem us from eternal death,
and, when we yield our dying breath,
console us, grant us calm release,
and take our souls to you in peace.

Source: Christian Worship (2021): Hymnal #720

Author: J. Guthrie

Guthrie, John, D.D., son of John Guthrie, Milnathort, Kinross-shire, was born at Milnathort, May 30, 1814, and after studying at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1835, was in 1810 ordained minister of the United Secession Church in Kendal. Sympathising with the views of Dr. James Morison, he was, in 1843, deposed, and joined with Dr. Morison in forming the Evangelical Union. He continued in Kendal till 1848, becoming then minister of Dundas St. Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow. In 1851 he went to Greenock; thence, in 1862, to Tolmer's Square, London, returning in 1860 to Glasgow as minister of Howard St. E. U. Church. He died in London, September 18, 1878, while on his way to New Zealand. From 1846 to 1861 he was P… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our Father, throned in heav'n above
Title: Our Father, Throned in Heaven Above
Author: J. Guthrie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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