16040. They Who Hate Thee, Oh My Father

1 They who hate Thee, oh my Fa­ther,
Thou wilt clothe with end­less shame,
But the right­eous who re­vere Thee,
Thou Thy child­ren wilt pro­claim;
In Thy re­cords,
May I see my worth­less name.

2 There should it be found in­scrib­èd,
It shall nev­er know de­cay,
Though the rocks and hills may van­ish,
Time and all things pass away;
Blessed pros­pect,
Of a nev­er end­ing day.

3 Then amidst un­num­bered dan­gers,
I will dwell de­void of fear;
Earth and hell can nev­er in­jure
Those who are Thy spe­cial care,
Whose in­scrip­tion
Thou hast placed on re­cords fair.

Text Information
First Line: They who hate Thee, oh my Fa­ther
Title: They Who Hate Thee, Oh My Father
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: 87.87.47
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87.47
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Gregorian chant; Bristol Tune Book, 1876
Copyright: Public Domain

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