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Father, I Own Thy Voice   1 comment

Crucifix I July 15, 2014

Above:  A Crucifix

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = American Hymns Old and New (1980)

Text (1868) by Samuel Wolcott (1813-1886)

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Father, I own thy voice,

I seek thy loving face;

The fountain of my sweetest joys,

Is thine abounding grace,

Is thine abounding grace.

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Saviour, I cling to thee,

Thou victor in the strife,

Thy bloodpaid ransom set me free,

My peace, my hope, my life,

My peace, my hope, my life.

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Father, behold thy child,

Guide me, and guard from ill;

In dangers thick, through deserts wild,

Be my protector still,

Be my protector still.

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Saviour, gird me with power

For thee the cross to bear;

Victorious in temptation’s hour,

Safe from the secret snare,

Safe from the secret snare.

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Ancient of days, to thee,

By love celestial drawn,

My soul thy majesty shall see,

And greet her glory’s dawn,

And greet her glory’s dawn.