Father, in high heaven dwellingAuthor: George Rawson
Tune: EVENING HYMN (Jackson)
Published in 21 hymnals
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1. Father in high Heaven dwelling,
May our evening song be telling
Of Thy mercy large and free:
Through the day Thy love hath fed us,
Through the day Thy care hath led us
With divinest charity.
2. This day’s sins, O pardon, Savior,
Evil thoughts, perverse behavior,
Envy, pride, and vanity;
From the world, the flesh, deliver,
Save us now, and save us ever,
O Lamb of Calvary!
3. From enticements of the devil,
From the might of spirits evil,
Be our shield and panoply:
Let Thy pow’r this night defend us,
And a heavenly peace attend us,
And angelic company.
4. While the night dews are distilling,
Holy Ghost, each heart be filling
With Thine own serenity:
Softly let our eyes be closing
Loving souls on Thee reposing,
Ever blessèd Trinity.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1534
Father, in high heaven dwelling. G. Rawson. [Evening.] First published in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 762, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and based on a portion of Our Lord's Prayer (St. Luke xi. 3, 4). It was repeated in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858-80, and several other collections in Great Britain and America. Mr. Rawson revised the text for his Hymns, 1876. In Kennedy, 1863, it is given as, “Father, who in heaven art dwelling."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1534||Father in high Heaven dwelling||Father, in High Heaven Dwelling||George Rawson, 1807-1889||John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876||STABAT MATER (Dykes)||F Major or modal||121433211231433||English||1996|