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Our Heavenly Father! hear

Our heavenly Father, hear The prayer we offer now

Author: James Montgomery (1825)
Published in 198 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Our heav'nly Father, hear,
the prayer we offer now;
thy name he hallowed far and near,
to thee all nations bow.

2 Thy kingdom come; thy will
on earth be done in love,
as saints and seraphim fulfil
thy perfect law above.

3 Our daily bread supply,
while by thy word we live;
the guilt of our iniquity
forgive as we forgive.

4 From dark temptation's power,
from Satan's wiles, descend;
deliver in the evil hour
and guide us to the end.

5 Thine, then, forever be
glory and power divine;
the sceptre, throne, and majesty
of heav'n and earth are thine.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #262

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our heavenly Father, hear The prayer we offer now
Title: Our Heavenly Father! hear
Author: James Montgomery (1825)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Our heavenly Father! Hear our prayer. J. Montgomery. [The Lord’s Prayer.] Written Feb. 28, 1835 [M.MSS.] and printed as No v., in the Church Missionary Society’s Jubilee Tract of Hymns and Prayers, 1835, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in Montgomery’s Original Hymns, 1853, No. 63.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)



The Cyber Hymnal #4954
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Rejoice in the Lord #262


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