Father, What’er of Earthly Bliss   1 comment

Crucifix III July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes, July 2015

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = New Baptist Hymnal (1926), Northern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention

The New Baptist Hymnal was considerably more popular in the former than in the latter, according to William Jensen Reynolds, Hymns of Our Faith:  A Handbook for the Baptist Hymnal (Nashville, TN:  Broadman Press, 1964), page xxix.

Text (published in 1760) by Anne Steele (1716-1778), who spent most of her life as an invalid in constant pain and frequently bedridden, and whose fiance died just a few hours before the scheduled wedding

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1.  Father, whate’er of earthly bliss

Thy sovereign will denies,

Accepted at thy throne of grace,

Let this petition rise:–

2.  Give me a calm, a thankful heart,

From ev’ry murmur free;

The blessings of thy grace impart,

And make me live to thee.

3.  Let the sweet hope that thou art mine

My life and death attend;

Thy presence thro’ my journey shine,

And crown my journey’s end.

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