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Our Father, through the coming year

Our Father, through the coming year

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 74 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Our Father, through the coming year
We know not what shall be;
But we would leave without a fear
Its ord’ring all to Thee.

Refrain:
But we would leave it to thee,
O Lord, would leave it to thee,
Yes, we would leave without a fear
Its ordering all to thee.

2 It may be, we shall toil in vain
For what the world holds fair;
And all the good we thought to gain
Deceive and prove but care. [Refrain]

3 It may be, it shall darkly blend
Our love with anxious fears;
And snatch away the valued friend,
The tried of many years. [Refrain]

4 It may be, it shall bring us days,
And nights of ling’ring pain;
And bid us take a farewell gaze,
Of these loved haunts of men. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #150

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our Father, through the coming year
Author: William Gaskell

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Instances

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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #703
The Cyber Hymnal #10706TextScoreAudio
Include 72 pre-1979 instances



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