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)
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