Almighty Father, bless the WordPublished in 72 hymnals
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1 Almighty Father, bless the word.
Which thro' Thy grace we now have heard;
O may the precious seed take root,
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit.
2 We praise Thee for the means of grace,
Thus in Thy courts to seek Thy face:
Grant, Lord, that we who worship here
May all, at last, in heaven appear.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
Almighty Father, bless the word. [After Sermon.] This hymn appeared anonymously in Dr. W. A. Muhlenberg's Church Poetry, Philadelphia, 1823. It was repeated in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, as No. 39, in 2 stanzas. It is found in several American collections, but is not in common use in Great Britain.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #323||Almighty Father, Bless the Word||Almighty Father, bless the word||OLD HUNDREDTH||LM||1993||Close of Service |||Trans. <cite>The Lutheran Hymnary</cite>, Decorah, 1913, alt.; Scandinavian hymn|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #580||Almighty Father, Bless the Word||Almighty Father, bless the Word||WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN||Unknown||LM||Isaiah 55:10-12||1996||Benediction |||<i>The Lutheran Hymnary, </i>1913 (tr.); Scandinavian|
|Lutheran Service Book #923||Almighty Father, Bless the Word||Almighty Father, bless the Word||OLD HUNDREDTH||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||L M||Mark 4:26-69; Matthew 13:8-9||2006||Close of Service |||<cite>Church Poetry</cite> Philadelphia, 1823, sts. 1-2, alt.|
|Lutheran Worship #216||Almighty Father, Bless the Word||Almighty Father, bless the Word||OLD HUNDREDTH||LM||1982||Close of Service |||tr. <cite>The Lutheran Hymnary,</cite> 1913; Author unknown, Scandinavian|
|The Cyber Hymnal #126||Almighty Father, Bless the Word||Almighty Father, bless the Word||DUKE STREET||Anonymous||LM||<cite>Church Poetry</cite>, by William A. Mühlenberg, 1823.; Scandinavian|