To thee, our fathers' God we bow

To thee, our fathers' God we bow

Author: E. Cronenwett
Tune: HARMONY GROVE
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 To Thee, our fathers' God, we bow!
Seal Thou in heav'n the marriage vow,
Made in Thy name and holy fear,
That in Thy grace it prove sincere.

2 Attend Thou, Lord, their steps thro' life
Whom Thou in love mad'st man and wife;
Be Thou their honored guest and guide,
That they be blest, whate'er betide.

3 And Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
Keep Thou their hearts in Christian love;
Attune their souls to worship Thee,
And Thy sweet peace their comfort be.

4 O Triune God, to Thee we bow:
Seal Thou in heav'n the marriage vow;
Thy grace sustain Thy servants here,
And may they praise Thee ever there.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #260

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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