410. Within the Father's House

1 Within the Father's house
The Son has found His home,
And to His temple suddenly
The Lord of life has come.

2 The doctors of the Law
Gaze on the wondrous child
And marvel at His gracious words
Of wisdom undefiled.

3 Yet not to them is giv'n
The mighty truth to know,
To lift the earthly veil which hides
Incarnate God below.

4 The secret of the Lord
Escapes each human eye,
And faithful pond'ring hearts await
The full epiphany.

5 Lord, visit Thou our souls
And teach us by Thy grace
Each dim revealing of Thyself
With loving awe to trace

6 Till we behold Thy face
And know as we are known
Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Coequal Three in One.

Text Information
First Line: Within the Father's house
Title: Within the Father's House
Author: James R. Woodford, 1820-85
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: Ephesians 1:9; 1 Timothy 3:16; Luke 2:41-52; 1 Corinthians 2:7-10
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FRANCONIA
Composer: Johann Balthasar König, 1691-1758
Adapter: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: S M
Key: D Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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