To Thee, O Heavenly Father

To thee, O heavenly Father, We raise our hearts in prayer

Author: Charlotte M. Yonge
Tune: SUPPLICATION (Ford)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 To thee, O heavenly Father,
We raise our hearts in prayer.
Be with us as we gather;
Thine ear incline and hear.
O, grant to every nation
From thy great throne above
A better realization
Of thy most perfect love.

2 Endue us with thy Spirit:
May we in thee abide,
That we may all inherit
A place by thy dear side!
O, Lord, may we in wisdom
Obey thy law divine
That we may seek thy kingdom
And be forever thine.

3 O, haste the day of promise
When all the earth shall be
Forever free from malice:
Content to follow thee!
Then men shall come confessing
And strife and wars shall cease
And we shall know the blessing
Of thy eternal peace.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #71

Author: Charlotte M. Yonge

Yonge, Charlotte Mary, daughter of William Crawley Yonge of the 52nd Regiment, was born at Otterbourne, Hants, in 1823. Miss Yonge is widely known as the author of The Heir of Redclyffe, The Daisy Chain, and other popular novels; of a series of historical works for the young, in eluding Stories of English History, 1874, Stories of Greek History, 1876, &c.; of the Life of Bishop Patteson; and as the Editor of the Monthly Packet. In 1841 Miss Yonge contributed two hymns to The Child's Christian Year, which was edited by her mother, Frances Mary Yonge, née Bargus. The hymns are:— (1) "Into Christ's flock we are received” (Holy Baptism); (2) "Why lived I not in those blest days? " (St. Thomas). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymno… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O heavenly Father, We raise our hearts in prayer
Title: To Thee, O Heavenly Father
Author: Charlotte M. Yonge
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Publication Date: 1935
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1935.

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