O Father Above Us   1 comment

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Above:  Camp Mikell, Near Toccoa, Georgia, October 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words by Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Convention

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1.  O Father above us, our father in might,

All live by thy love, as the flowers in light;

Our father and mother and maker art thou.

Forward!  Forward ever, forward now!

2.  In thee move the infinite stars on their rounds,

The planets, the sun, and the moon in their bounds,

As they kindle and glitter and sparkle and glow:

Onward!  Onward ever, onward now!

3.  O Father in heaven, our father on earth,

Thou makest new life in each seed and each birth;

The inventor, designer, and artist art thou.

Forward!  Forward ever, forward now!

4.  We praise thee, O Father of infinite might,

We thank thee for life and for love and for light,

We pray thee thy treasure on all to bestow:

Onward!  Onward ever, onward go!

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