When All Bespeaks a Father’s Love   1 comment

Father and Daughter in Winter

Above:  Father and Daughter in Winter

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Text (1829) by Harriet Auber (1773-1862)

Hymn Source = A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (1830), American Unitarian Association


When all bespeaks a Father’s love,

Oh, wherefore, fearful as the dove,

Should we in times of peril flee

To any refuge, Lord, but thee?


In vain the wicked bend their bow,

And seek to lay the righteous low;

Thou from thine everlasting throne

With watchful care regard’st thine own.


Thy voice shall seal the sinner’s fate;

Just vengeance shall his crimes await;

While the bright beams of grace divine

Shall on thy faithful servants shine.


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