Scripture Verse

Unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:2


Words: Paul F. Tid­man, Sto­ry of Our Fa­ther’s Love 1873, page 160.

Music: Up­ton Cres­sett G. Hin­ton, in The Sun­day School Hym­nal (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1899), num­ber 285 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hin­ton’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Tid­man,


Father, Holy Father,
Now the sun has come,
Bringing light and glory
From Thy heav’nly home.

We Thy little children,
To Thy throne above,
We would hymn Thy praises,
We would sing Thy love.

Thou art wise and loving,
Thou art great and strong;
Glad when we do rightly,
Grieved when we do wrong.

Hear us, Holy Father,
As to Thee we pray,
Asking Thee to keep us
Safe from harm today.

Father, God, our Father,
Guide us every hour,
Keep us safe, and shield us
From temptation’s power.