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The Lord's Prayer, Paraphrased

Our Father, whose eternal sway

Author: Joseph Straphan
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our Father, whose eternal sway
The bright angelic hosts obey,
O! lend a pitying ear;
When on thy awful name we call,
And at thy feet submissive fall,
O! condescend to hear.

2 Far may thy glorious reign extend,
May rebels to thy sceptre bend,
And yield to sovereign love:
May we take pleasure to fulfil
The sacred dictates of thy will,
As angels do above.

3 From thy kind hand each temporal good,
Our raiment and our daily food,
In rich abundance come:
Lord, give us still a fresh supply,
If thou withhold thy hand we die,
And fill the silent tomb.

4 Pardon our sins, O GOD! that rise,
And call for vengeance from the skies;
And while we are forgiven,
Grant that revenge may never rest,
And malice harbor in that breast
That feels the love of heaven.

5 Protect us in the dangerous hour,
And from the wily tempter's power
O! set our spirits free:
And if temptation should assail,
May might grace o'er all prevail,
And lead our hearts to thee.

6 Thine is the power, to thee belongs
The constant tribute of our songs,
All glory to thy name:
Let every creature join our lays,
In one resounding act of praise,
Thy wonders to proclaim.

Source: A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #27

Author: Joseph Straphan

Straphan, Joseph. This author contributed 3 hymns to Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787 (see p. 149, i.), viz.:—(1) "Blest is the man whose heart expands" (Education of the Young, (2) "On wings of faith mount up, my soul, and rise" (Heaven anticipated); and (3) "Our Father, Whose eternal sway" (Divine Worship). From No. 1 two centos have been taken:—(1) "Blest work the youthful mind to win," in several collections in Great Britain; and (2), "Delightful work, young souls to win," in use in America. Straphan's birth is given as 1757. From a hymn in the Gospel Magazine, we find that he resided at that time at Hanley. Further details are wanting. [Rev. W. R. Stephenson] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (190… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Father, whose eternal sway
Title: The Lord's Prayer, Paraphrased
Author: Joseph Straphan
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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