O God Our Father, Throned on High   2 comments

Above:  Icon of PIetà

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Text by George Thomas Coster (1835-1912); written for The Fellowship Hymnbook, National Council of Adult School Unions (founded in 1899)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary–Revised Edition (1927)

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O God our Father, throned on high,

Enrobed in ageless splenour,

To Thee, in awe and love and joy,

Ourselves we would surrender–

To live obedient to Thy will

As servants to each other,

And show our faithfulness to Thee

By love to one another.

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To serve by love! O teach us how;

Be this our great vocation–

To comfort grief, to seek the lost

With message of salvation;

In loving may our full hearts beat,

Our words be wise and winning;

In helping others may our joy

Have ever new beginning.

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Thee, Lord, for Thy dear Son we bless;

His heart for us was broken;

O love! upon the bitter Cross

Thy deepest word was spoken;

The echo of that word is heard

In love for every brother;

So test we, Lord, our love for Thee,

By loving one another.

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