O Father, Thou Who Givest All   1 comment

Countryside Home

Above:  Countryside Home

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America

Text (1908) by John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964)

The date comes from The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930), edited by H. Augustine Smith.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  O Father, thou who givest all

The bounty of thy perfect love,

We thank thee that upon us fall

Such tender blessings from above.

2.  We thank thee for the grace of home,

For mother’s love and father’s care,

For friends and teachers all who come

Our joys and hopes and fears to share.

3.  For eyes to see and ears to hear,

For hands to serve and arms to lift,

For shoulders broad and strong to bear,

For feet to run on errands swift.

4.  For faith to conquest doubt and fear,

For love to answer every call,

For strength to do, and will do dare,

We thank thee, O thou Lord of all.

One response to “O Father, Thou Who Givest All

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Pingback: John Haynes Holmes | GATHERED PRAYERS

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: