Our God and Father, mindful of the love

Our God and Father, mindful of the love

Author: William Bright
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Our God and Father mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
We join our wills with His, who reigns above,
And, for His kingdom, here present to Thee
That only offering welcome in Thine eyes,
Ourselves,—perforce a willing sacrifice.

2 Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And look on us as dedicate to Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo, between our sins and their reward
We set Thy love revealed in Christ, our Lord.

3 And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By these, Thy heartening tokens, we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast,
O do Thin utmost for their souls’ true weal;
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with grace to persevere.

4 And not for them alone, O Lord, we plead,
But for the world Thou gav’st Thyself to win;
Prepare us by this feast to meet its need,
To succor weakness and to conquer sin;
In this Thy service make us glad and free,
And grant us never more to part with Thee.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #437

Author: William Bright

Bright, William, D.D., born at Doncaster, Dec. 14, 1824, and educated at University College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. (first class in Lit. Hum.) in 1846, M.A. in 1849. In 1847 he was Johnson's Theological Scholar: and in 1848 he also obtained the Ellerton Theological Essay prize. He was elected Fellow in 1847, and subsequently became Tutor of his College. Taking Holy Orders in 1848, he was for some time Tutor at Trinity College, Glenalmond; but in 1859 he returned to Oxford, and in 1868 became Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. His publications include:— (1) Ancient Collects, selected from various Rituals, 1857, 2nd ed., 1862; (2) History of the Church from the Edict of Milan to the Council of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our God and Father, mindful of the love
Author: William Bright
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