Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. Isaiah 6:3

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Liv­ing Hymns, by John N. Wan­a­ma­ker & John R. Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1890), num­ber 1.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Father all holy, bend we so lowly,
Glowing with love’s tender flame;
Father in Hea­ven, praises be given,
Hallowed for­ev­er Thy name.
Telling the story, spreading Thy glo­ry,
Send forth Thy people, we pray,
Till every nation know Thy sal­va­tion,
Under Thy kingdom’s full sway.

Angels adore Thee, waiting before Thee,
Swift Thy commands to fulfill:
Grant us, we pray Thee, grace to obey Thee,
Choosing and serving Thy will.
Father, now lead us, day by day feed us,
Ever provide and defend;
Trespass confessing, seeking Thy blessing,
Pardon and peace without end.

From sin deliver, keep us for­ev­er,
Kingdom and glo­ry are Thine;
Thine, too, the power, hear us this hour,
Father, our Fa­ther divine!
Jesus is pleading, still interceding,
For His redeemed ones again,
For His sake hear us, in His name cheer us,
He is the faithful Amen.