Scripture Verse

God our Father. Romans 1:7


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vella & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Boston, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 72.

Music: Yor­ba Lin­da Rand L. New­ton, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of New­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els) or a bet­ter one of John­ston,


We praise Thy name, O Fa­ther,
Creator, Lord, and friend;
Thy mighty hand that made us,
Will keep and will defend.


O God, our heav’nly Fa­ther,
Thy children look to Thee;
Thy hand is strong and tender,
Thy love is full and free.

No tiny bird or blossom
Can live without Thy care;
Thy little ones are dearer,
And Thou wilt hear their prayer.


Thy loving heart will pity,
Thy wondrous grace will save,
Because Thy son, our Sav­ior,
His life for sinners gave.


Thou knowest how to give us
The very things we need;
Thy trusting little children
Are safe, and blest, indeed.