Thou who hast called our being here

Thou who hast called our being here

Author: James T. Fields
Tune: ASCRIPTION (Emerson)
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thou who hast called our being here,
And given us souls to save,
Who taught us more of love than fear,
Of Heaven than of the grave—

2 To Thee in every mortal hour
With confidence we turn,
And feeling Thine abiding power,
Our hearts with rapture burn.

3 "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,"
May all Thy children say,
And thank Thee, Father, for Thy Son,
Who taught us how to pray.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12489

Author: James T. Fields

Fields, James Thomas, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Dec. 31, 1816; was for some years a partner in the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields, and also the editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1862 to 1870. From the 1854 edition of his Poems, Putnam has given 13 pieces in his Singers and Songs, &c, 1874, p. 437, one of which, "Thou Who hast called our being here "(Child's Hymn), has come into common use. He died April 24, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou who hast called our being here
Author: James T. Fields
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12489
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The Cyber Hymnal #12489

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