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
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)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #210||Restore, O Father, to our times restore||1843||Beard's Col.|
|A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #281||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1859|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #366||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1845||Beard's Coll.|
|Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #500||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1870|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #747||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||Anonymous||1854|
|Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #680||Restore, O Father, to our times restore||Maria Popple||1865|
|Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #680||Restore, O Father, to our times restore||10's M.||Acts 4:44||1871||"And All that Believed were Together" | ; Communion | ; The Church and Ordinances |||Beard's Coll.|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #536||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1853|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #536||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1857|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1010||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1855||Beard's Coll.|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1010||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1857||Beard's Coll.|
|The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #461||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1866|
|The Christian Hymnal #d562||Restore, O Father, to our times restore||Maria Popple||1871|
|The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #342||Restore, O Father! to our times restore||1875|
|The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #764||Restore, O Father, to our times restore||Anon.||10s||1873||The Christian Nation | At Peace; National Concord ||