Thee, Holy Father, We Adore   2 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, August 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1931), by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist, after “a great domestic sorrow” left his heart “bereft of an inspiring companionship” and the

experience of God’s grace, in its ministry of comfort and a sense of victory in this soul crisis, not only illumined the darkness that fell but revealed the majesty and greatness of God in unforgettable glory

Handbook to The Hymnal (1935), page 19


1.  Thee, Holy Father, we adore;

We sing Thy praises o’er and o’er:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

With seraph throngs join heart and voice,

Acclaim Thy glory, and rejoice:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2.  Thou fillest heaven and earth and sea

With sovereign power and majesty:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Yet where the poor in spirit meet,

There is Thy blessing seat:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3.  Our souls on wings of rapture rise

To swell the choirs of Paradise:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Enthralled and thrilled, we Thee adore,

Who art our God forevermore.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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