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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Our Father, we may lisp that name

Our Father, we may lisp that name

Author: Mrs. Nichols
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our Father! we may lisp that name,
When lowly at thy feet we bow;
Thy little children lightly blame,
For thou 'rt our only parent now!

2 We are a stricken, humble band,
With hearts that thrill to words of love,
And cling confiding to the hand
That points us to a home above.

3 Though 'mong the lowly of the earth,
Contented with our homely fare,
How cheerful was the orphan's hearth
Before cold Death had entered there!

4 No mother's voice soothes us to rest--
No father's smile our vision greets:
Yet we've a home in every breast
That with a tender feeling beats.

5 And thou hast raised us many a friend,
Not bound by ties of kindred blood;
Then let our hearts in prayer ascend
To thee, our Father, Saviour, God!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #755

Author: Mrs. Nichols

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Text Information

First Line: Our Father, we may lisp that name
Author: Mrs. Nichols



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Hymns for Christian Devotion #788

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #788

The Golden Harp #d249

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The Gospel Psalmist #791

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The Voice of Praise #755

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