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O Tender, Gracious Father

Thou tender, gracious Father

Author: Carolina Sandell
Tune: FAR OFF LANDS
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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1. Thou tender, gracious Father,
Who watches over me,
How shall I ever praise Thee,
How love and honor Thee?
Thou guidest me with caution
From every secret snare,
And ’neath Thy wings a refuge
I find in my despair.

2. With raiment, food and shelter,
Whate’er my needs imply,
For soul and body ever,
Do Thou in grace supply.
O Lord, I soon would perish
If aught Thou should exclude;
O could I love Thee better
And prove my gratitude.

3. In childlike, true obedience
Help me to do the right;
May precious be Thy statutes,
Thy yoke be pleasant light!
And when some hardship threatens,
A danger frightens me,
May Thou in all my trials
My present helper be.

4. Thy heart is all compassion,
With love it overflows;
Whate’er of ill betide me,
Thou knowest, and my woes.
Thou dost not sleep nor slumber,
By night nor thru the days;
Thine arms, almighty Father,
Enfold all time and space.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6938

Author: Carolina Sandell

Lina Sandell (full name: Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg) (3 October 1832–27 July 1903) was a Swedish poet and author of gospel hymns. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou tender, gracious Father
Title: O Tender, Gracious Father
Author: Carolina Sandell
Source: The Covenant Hymnal (Covenant Publications, 1996)
Language: English

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6938
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Scripture Song Database #2619
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #82
The Cyber Hymnal #6938TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances



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