We lift our hearts, O Father

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1 We lift our hearts, O Father,
To thee our voices raise,
For these thy suppliant servants
in mingled prayer and praise:

2 Praise for the joy of loving,
All other joys above,
Praise for the priceless blessing
Of love's response to love;

3 Prayer that the glad surrender
Of self may perfect be,
That each be one with other,
An both be one in thee;

4 Prayer that thou wilt accomplish
The promise of today
And crown the years with blessing
That shall not pass away;

5 Praise for the hope most glorious
That looks beyond the veil,
Where faith and hope shall vanish,
But love shall never fail.

Source: Worship Supplement #780

Author: Edward Ashurst Welch

Welch, Edward Ashurst, M.A., of King's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1882), Domestic Chaplain to the late Bp. of Durham, and Vicar of St. Bede's, Gateshead, is the author of "Thou Who didst call Thy saints of old." (For Theological College.) --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: We lift our hearts, O Father
Author: Edward Ashurst Welch



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided two…

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