Father, if thou my Father artAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Father--for Thou my Father art--
Send forth the Spirit of Thy Son;
Breathe Him into my longing heart,
And make me know as I am known:
Make me Thy conscious child, that I
May "Father, Abba Father," cry!
2 O that the Comforter would come!
Nor visit as a transient guest,
But fix in me His constant home,
And keep possession of my breast;
And make my soul His loved abode,
The temple of living God!
Father, if Thou my Father art. C. Wesley. [Prayer for the Witness of the Spirit.] Published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 131, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines,and headed, "Groaning for the Spirit of Adoption" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 307). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 365, stanzas ii.-vi. were given as "I want the Spirit of power within." This form of the hymn has been repeated in several collections in Great Britain, and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1445||Father, if Thou My Father Art||Father, if Thou my Father art||ZEBULUN||Charles Wesley||88.88.88||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1740, page 131|