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In the Family of God

We're thankful for the family--the family of God

Author: Robert E. Cottrill (ca. 1985)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. We’re thankful for the family—the family of God.
Come join with us to worship Him and sound His praise abroad.
There’s freedom in His love, to share our joys and burdens, too.
And there’s a special place within the family for you.

2. O Lord, unite us now as one, to magnify Your Name;
To praise You for Your faithfulness, eternally the same:
We bless the light of saving grace shed on us from above,
By which we are a family—Your family of love.

Author: Robert E. Cottrill

Born: 1941, Ham­il­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Cottrill at­tend­ed On­tar­io Bi­ble Coll­ege, the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Wind­sor, and Bri­er­crest Bib­li­cal Sem­in­a­ry. He served in pas­tor­ates in On­tar­io, with the As­so­ci­at­ed Gos­pel Church­es of Can­a­da for 17 years, and taught Bi­ble, mu­sic and other sub­jects in the col­lege class­room in west­ern Can­a­da. He now lives in Sas­katch­e­wan, Can­a­da. As a long time stu­dent of hym­nol­o­gy, he con­trib­ut­ed a con­sid­er­a­ble amount of back­ground in­for­ma­tion for the Cy­ber Hym­nal™. His fa­ther is Ed­ward Cot­trill. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're thankful for the family--the family of God
Title: In the Family of God
Author: Robert E. Cottrill (ca. 1985)
Language: English
Notes: Cottrill was serving Grace Church in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, in the area of Christian education and music. The senior pastor used to have the congregation sing the chorus of the song I'm Glad I'm a Part of the Family of God. One day, seeking variety, he asked, Bob, could you write us something on the same theme that we could use? This hymn is the result.
Copyright: © 1985 Robert E. W. Cottrill. The author grants permission to use this hymn for Christian worship, as long as it is not altered in any way, and this copyright notice is included in any printed version.


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