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We lift our hearts, O Father

Full Text

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 >

Text Information

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

Tune

CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN

Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist me in 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 tw…

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WE LIFT OUR HEARTS


ST. ALPHEGE (Gauntlett)


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Instances

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The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d728
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #261
The Book of Praise #581
Worship Supplement #780TextPage Scan



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