United prayers ascend to theeAuthor: William Bengo Collyer
Tune: HOLY HILL (Pontius)
Published in 28 hymnals
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1 United prayers ascend to Thee,
Eternal parent of mankind;
Smile on this waiting family,
Thy face they seek, and let them find.
2 The father of the household bless,
The priest, the patriarch, let him move,
That all his family may trace
In him Thy law, in lines of love.
3 Regard the mother’s anxious tears,
Her heart’s desire, her earnest prayers,
And while her infant charge she rears,
Crown with success her pious cares.
4 Let the dear pledges of their love,
Like tender plants around them grow,
Thy present grace, and joys above,
Upon their little ones bestow.
5 Receive at their believing hand,
The babe whom they devote as Thine,
Obedient to their Lord’s command—
And seal with power the rite divine.
6 To every member of their house,
Thy grace impart, Thy love extend;
Grant every good that time allows,
With heavenly joys that never end.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8177
United prayers ascend to Thee. W. B. Collyer. [Family Worship.] This hymn is given in his Collection, 1812, No. 975, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, to be used after the Administration of Holy Baptism, in private, for the welfare of the Family; the hymn, also by Collyer, given for use “Before the Administration," being "Saviour, Father, Brother, Friend."
John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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