Father of All, to Thee   1 comment

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Above:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan, Georgia, January 26, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1874) by John Julian (1839-1913)

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1.  Father of all, to Thee

With loving hearts we pray,

Through Him, in mercy given,

The Life, the Truth, the Way;

From heaven, Thy throne, in mercy shed

Thy blessings on each bended knee.

2.  Father of all, to Thee

Our contrite hearts we raise,

Unstrung by sin and pain,

Long voiceless in Thy praise;

Breathe Thou the silent chords along,

Until they tremble into song.

3.  Father of all, to Thee

We breathe unuttered fears,

Deep-hidden in our souls,

That have no voice but tears;

Take Thou our hand, and through the wild

Lead gently on each trembling child.

4.  Father of all, may we

In praise our tongues employ,

When gladness fills the soul

With deep and hallowed joy;

In storm and calm give us to see

The path of peace, which leads to Thee.

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