Our Father! Thro’ the Coming Year   1 comment

Above:  An Hourglass

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Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Words (1837) by William Gaskell, an English Unitarian minister and Professor of English History and Literature at Manchester New College, Manchester

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1.  Our Father! thro’ the coming year

We know not what shall be;

But we would leave without a fear

Its ord’ring all to Thee.

2.  It may be we shall toil in vain

For what the world holds fair;

And all the good we thought to gain,

Deceive and prove but care.

3.  It may be it shall darkly blend

Our love with anxious fears,

And snatch away the valued friend,

The tried of many years.

4.  It may be it shall bring us days

And nights of lingering pain;

And bid us take a farewell gaze

Of these loved haunts of men.

5.  But calmly, Lord, on Thee we rest:

No fears our trust shall move;

Thou knowest what for each is best,

And Thou art Perfect Love.

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  1. Pingback: New Year « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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