FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I
C.M. Before Private Prayer.
1 FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
I humbly seek thy face,
Encouraged by the Saviour's word
To ask thy pardoning grace.
2 Entering into into my closet, I
The busy world exclude,
In secret prayer for mercy cry,
And groan to he renewed.
3 Far from the paths of men, to thee
I solemnly retire;
See, thou who ...read
FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord, My
C.M. Romans iv. 13, &c.
1 FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
My Saviour, and my Head,
I trust in thee, whose powerful word
Hath raised him from the dead.
2 Thou know'st for my offence he died,
And rose again for me,
Fully and freely justified,
That I might live to thee.
3 Eternal life to all mankind
Thou hast in Jesus given;
And all ...read
FATHER of lights! thy needful aid
1 FATHER of lights! thy needful aid
To us that ask impart;
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
Of our own treacherous heart.
2 O'erwhelmed with justest fear, again
To thee for help we call:
Where many mightier have been slain,
By thee unsaved, we fall.
3 Unless restrained by grace we are,
In vain the snare we see;
We see, and ru ...read
FATHER of lights, from whom proceeds
1 FATHER of lights, from whom proceeds
Whate'er thy every creature needs,
Whose goodness, providently nigh,
Heeds the young ravens when they cry,
To thee I look; my heart prepare,
Suggest, and hearken to my prayer.
2 Since by thy light myself I see
Naked, and poor, and void of thee,
Thy eyes must all my thoughts survey,
FATHER of me, and all mankind,
C.M. Luke xi. 2.
1 FATHER of me, and all mankind,
And all the hosts above,
Let every understanding mind
Unite to praise thy love;
2 To know thy nature, and thy name,
One God in Persons Three;
And glorify the great I AM,
Through all eternity.
3 Thy kingdom come, with power and grace,
To every heart of man;
Thy peace, and joy, and ri ...read
FATHER of omnipresent grace!
1 FATHER of omnipresent grace!
We seem agreed to seek thy face;
But every soul assembled here
Doth naked in thy sight appear:
Thou know'st who only bows the knee,
And who in heart approaches thee.
2 Thy Spirit hath the difference made
Betwixt the living and the dead;
Thou now dost into some inspire
The pure, benevolent desire:
FATHER of our dying Lord,
7s & 6s. John xiv. 16, 17.
1 FATHER of our dying Lord,
Remember us for good;
O fulfil his faithful word,
And hear his speaking blood!
Give us that for which he prays;
Father, glorify thy Son!
Show his truth, and power, and grace,
And send the Promise down.
2 True and faithful witness, thou,
O Christ, thy Spirit give!
Hast thou not rec ...read
FATHER, at thy footstool see
1 FATHER, at thy footstool see
Those who now are one in thee;
Draw us by thy grace alone,
Give, O give us to thy Son!
2 Jesus, friend of human kind,
Let us in thy name be joined;
Each to each unite, and bless;
Keep us still in perfect peace.
3 Heavenly, all-alluring Dove,
Shed thy over-shadowing love,
Love, the sealing grace, i ...read
FATHER, glorify thy Son;
6-7s. John xiv. 16, 17.
1 FATHER, glorify thy Son;
Answering his all-powerful prayer,
Send that Intercessor down,
Send that other Comforter,
Whom believingly we claim,
Whom we ask in Jesu's name.
2 Then by faith we know and feel
Him, the Spirit of truth and grace;
With us he vouchsafes to dwell,
With us while unseen he stays:
All our ...read
FATHER, God, we glorify
7s & 6s.
1 FATHER, God, we glorify
Thy love to Adam's seed;
Love that gave thy Son to die,
And raised him from the dead:
Him, for our offences slain,
That we all might pardon find,
Thou hast brought to life again,
The Saviour of mankind.
2 By thy own right hand of power
Thou hast exalted him,
Sent the mighty Conqueror
Thy people to ...read
FATHER, how wide thy glory shines!
1 FATHER, how wide thy glory shines!
How high thy wonders rise!
Known through the earth by thousand signs
By thousands through the skies.
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power,
Their motions speak thy skill;
And on the wings of every hour
We read thy patience still.
3 Part of thy name divinely stands
On all thy creatures writ; ...read
FATHER, I dare believe
1 FATHER, I dare believe
Thee merciful and true:
Thou wilt my guilty soul forgive,
My fallen soul renew.
Come then for Jesu's sake,
And bid my heart be clean;
An end of all my troubles make,
An end of all my sin.
2 I will, through grace, I will,
I do, return to thee;
Take, empty it, O Lord, and fill
My heart with purity!
For p ...read
FATHER, I stretch my hands to thee,
1 FATHER, I stretch my hands to thee,
No other help I know;
If thou withdraw thyself from me,
Ah! whither shall I go?
2 What did thy only Son endure
Before I drew my breath;
What pain, what labour, to secure
My soul from endless death!
3 O Jesus, could I this believe,
I now should feel thy power;
Now all my wants thou wouldst ...read
FATHER, if justly still we claim
L.M. Acts ii. 39.
1 FATHER, if justly still we claim
To us and ours the promise made,
To us be graciously the same,
And crown with living fire our head.
2 Our claim admit, and from above
Of holiness the Spirit shower,
Of wise discernment, humble love,
And zeal, and unity, and power.
3 the Spirit of convincing speech,
Of power demons ...read
FATHER, if thou must reprove
7s & 6s.
1 FATHER, if thou must reprove
For all that I have done,
Not in anger, but in love
Chastise thine humbled son;
Use the rod, and not the sword,
Correct with kind severity;
Bring me not to nothing, Lord!
But bring me home to thee.
2 True and faithful as thou art,
To all thy Church and me,
Give a new, believing heart,
That kno ...read
FATHER, in the name I pray
7s & 6s.
1 FATHER, in the name I pray
Of thy incarnate Love,
Humbly ask, that as my day
My suffering strength may prove;
When my sorrows most increase,
Let thy strongest joys be given;
Jesu, come with my distress,
And agony is heaven!
2 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
For good remember me!
Me, whom thou hast caused to trust
For more tha ...read
FATHER, in whom we live,
1 FATHER, in whom we live,
In whom we are, and move,
The glory, power, and praise receive
Of thy creating love.
Let all the angel-throng
Give thanks to God on high;
While earth repeats the joyful song,
And echoes to the sky.
2 Incarnate Deity,
Let all the ransomed race
Render in thanks their lives to thee,
For thy redeeming grac ...read
FATHER, into thy hands alone
1 FATHER, into thy hands alone
I have my all restored;
My all thy property I own,
The steward of the Lord.
2 Hereafter none can take away
My life, or goods, or fame;
Ready at thy demand to lay
Them down I always am.
3 Confiding in thy only love,
Through Jesus strengthening me,
I wait thy faithfulness to prove,
And give back a ...read
FATHER, live, by all things feared;
7s. "Gloria Patri".
1 FATHER, live, by all things feared;
Live the Son, alike revered;
Equally be thou adored,
Holy Ghost, Eternal Lord.
2 Three in person, one in power,
Thee we worship evermore:
Praise by all to thee be given,
Endless theme of earth and heaven.
FATHER, Saviour of mankind,
7s & 6s.
1 FATHER, Saviour of mankind,
Who hast on me bestowed
An immortal soul, designed
To be the house of God;
Come, and now reside in me,
Never, never to remove;
Make me just and good, like thee,
And full of power and love.
2 Bid me in thy image rise,
A saint, a creature new,
True, and merciful, and wise,
And pure, and happy too. ...read