Almighty Father, who dost give

Representative Text

1 Almighty Father-God, you give
the gift of life to all who live,
look down on all earth’s sin and strife
and lift us to a nobler life.

2 Lift up our hearts, O King of kings,
to brighter hopes and kindlier things,
to visions of a larger good,
and holier dreams of brotherhood.

3 The world is weary of its pain,
of selfish greed and fruitless gain,
of tarnished honour, falsely strong,
and all its ancient deeds of wrong.

4 Hear now the prayer Your servants pray,
uprising from all lands today,
and, over vanquished powers of sin,
O bring Your great salvation in!

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #614

Author: J. H. B. Masterman

Masterman served as bishop of Plymouth. http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/s/masterman_jhb.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty Father, who dost give
Author: J. H. B. Masterman
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

VERMONT (Floyd)


DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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LEIGHTON (Leighton)


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The Cyber Hymnal #48
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Hymns and Psalms #399

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The Cyber Hymnal #48

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #614

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