Almighty father of mankindAuthor: Michael Bruce
Tune: ST. PETER (Reinagle)
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1. Almighty Father of mankind,
On Thee our hopes remain;
And when the day of trouble comes
I shall not trust in vain.
2. In early years Thou wast my guide,
And of my youth the friend;
And as my days began with Thee,
With Thee my days shall end.
3. I know the power in whom I trust,
The arm on which I lean;
He will my Savior ever be
Who has my Savior been.
4. My God, who causedst me to hope
When life began to beat,
And, when a stranger in the world,
Didst guide my wandering feet.
5. Thou wilt not cast me off when age
And evil days descend;
Thou wilt not leave me in despair
To mourn my latter end.
6. Therefore in life I’ll trust in Thee,
In death I will adore;
And after death will sing Thy praise
When time shall be no more.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #42
Almighty Father of mankind. M. Bruce. [Providence.] We attribute this hymn to M. Bruce on grounds stated in his Memoir in this work. It was written probably about 1764, and first published in J. Logan's Poems, 1781, No. 3, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. Its use is not extensive in Great Britain, but it is found in many of the American hymnals. Text from Logan in Dr. Grosart's Works of Michael Bruce, 1865.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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