Father, Let Me Dedicate   2 comments

God the Father with His Right Hand Raised in Blessing, by Girolamo dai Libri, circa 1555

Image Source = Wikipedia


Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words by Lawrence Tulliett (1825-1897), a priest of The Church of England then the Scottish Episcopal Church


1.  Father, let my dedicate

All the year to Thee,

In whatever earthly state

Thou wilt have me be.

Not from sorrow, pain, or care

Freedom dare I claim;

This alone shall be my prayer:

Glorify Thy name.

2.  Can a child presume to choose

Where or how to live?

Can a father’s love refuse

All the best to give?

More Thou givest ev’ry day

Than the best can claim

Nor withholdest aught that may

Glorify Thy name.

3.  If in mercy Thou wilt spare

Joys that yet are mine;

If on life, serene and fair,

Brighter rays may shine,

Let my glad heart while it sings

Thee in all proclaim

And, whate’er the future brings,

Glorify Thy name.

4.  If Thou callest to the cross

And its shadow come,

Turning all my gain to loss,

Shrouding heart and home,

Let me think how Thy dear Son

To His glory came

And in deepest woe pray on:

“Glorify Thy name.”


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