Almighty Father! Thou hast many a blessing
In store for every erring child of Thine;
For this I pray,—Let me, Thy grace possessing,
Seek to be guided by Thy will divine.
Not for earth’s treasures, for her joys the dearest,
Would I my supplications raise to Thee;
Not for the hopes that to my heart are nearest,
But only that I give that heart to Thee.
I pray that Thou wouldst guide and guard me ever;
Cleanse, by Thy power, from every stain of sin;
I will Thy blessing ask on each endeavor,
And thus Thy promised peace my soul shall win.
Almighty Father, Thou hast many a blessing. [Renunciation.] Anonymous, in Longfellow and Johnson's American Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 217; and their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 365, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (10)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #217||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||Anonymous||1848|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #217||Almighty Father! Thou hast many a blessing||Spiritual Blessings||Anonymous||1866|
|Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #1003||Almighty Father! thou hast many a blessing||1876|
|Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #518||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||S. J. Saltmarsh||1864|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d20||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||S. J. Saltmarsh||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #273||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||Mrs. M. H. Saltmarsh||1883|
|Hymns of the Spirit #365||Almighty Father! Thou hast many a blessing||1864|
|Prayers and Hymns for the Church and Home #d15||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||S. J. Saltmarsh||1866|
|Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d8||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||S. J. Saltmarsh||1859|
|The Gospel Hymnal #d19||Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing||S. J. Saltmarsh||1880|