858. O Father, All Creating

1 O Father all creating,
Whose wisdom, love, and pow'r
First bound two lives together
In Eden's primal hour,
Today to these Your children
Your earliest gifts renew:
A home by You made happy,
A love by You kept true.

2 With good wine, Lord, at Cana
The wedding feast You blessed.
Grant also these Your presence,
And be their dearest guest.
Their store of earthly gladness
Transform to heav'nly wine,
And teach them, in the testing
To know the gift divine.

3 O Spirit of the Father,
Breathe on them from above,
So searching in Your pureness,
So tender in Your love,
That, guarded by Your presence,
And kept from strife and sin,
Their hearts may heed Your guidance
And know You dwell within.

4 Except You build it, Father,
The house is built in vain;
Unless You, Saviour, bless it,
The joy will turn to pain.
But nothing breaks the union
Of hearts in You made one;
The love Your Spirit hallows
Is endless love begun.

Text Information
First Line: O Father, all creating
Title: O Father, All Creating
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-93
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6; Genesis 2:18-24; John 2:1-11; Psalm 127:1
Topic: Marriage
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-76
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: D Major



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