Scripture Verse

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:8


Words: Wal­ter N. Ev­ans, in The Shin­ing Ri­ver, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & Will­iam O. Per­kins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1875), page 15.

Music: Henry S. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ev­ans (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry S. Perkins (1833–1914)


Our heav’nly Fa­ther! as we bow be­fore Thee,
Hear us, Thy children, in our hum­ble pray­er;
In childlike trust our souls would fain adore Thee,
And praise and bless Thee for Thy lov­ing care.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our pray­er!

Thou art our Fa­ther, Thou so high and ho­ly,
And may we venture on Thy name to call;
For still Thy voice invites the meek and low­ly,
Thy heav’nly love does seek and keep us all.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our pray­er!

Help us to lay aside all world­ly feel­ing,
To give our hearts to good­ness, truth, and love;
Oh, send Thy Spi­rit, with its deep re­veal­ing,
To lift our souls from earth to Heav’n above.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our pray­er!