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Restore, O Father, to our times restore

Restore, O Father, to our times restore

Author: Maria Popple
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Restore, O Father, to our times restore,
The peace which filled thine infant church of yore,
Ere lust of power had sown the seeds of strife,
And quenched the new-born charities of life.

2 Oh, never more may different judgments part
From kindly sympathy a brother's heart!
But, linked in one, believing thousands kneel,
And share with each the sacred joy they feel.

3 From soul to soul, quick as the sunbeam's ray,
Let concord spread one universal day;
And faith by love lead all mankind to thee,
Parent of peace, and fount of harmony!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #764

Author: Maria Popple

Popple, Maria, 1796-1847. Daughter of Rev. Miles Popple, vicar of Welton, near Hull, who as Miriam contributed to Beard's Collection, 1837, and to Unitarian periodical literature. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Restore, O Father, to our times restore
Author: Maria Popple


Restore, O Father, to our times restore. Maria Popple. [Christian Unity desired.] Contributed to Beard's Unitarian Collection of Hymns, 1837, No. 304, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Christian Unity." It is signed "Miriam." It has passed into a few collections in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #210

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A Collection of Hymns #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #366

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #747

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #680

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #680

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #536

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #536

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1010

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1010

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The Christian Hymn Book #461

The Christian Hymnal #d562

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The Christian Hymnal #342

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The Voice of Praise #764

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