Father, in high heaven dwellingAuthor: George Rawson
Tune: EVENING HYMN (Jackson)
Published in 24 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, oh, pardon, Saviour!
Evil thoughts, perverse behavior,
Envy, pride, and vanity;
From all evil us deliver;
Save us now, and save us ever,
O Thou Lamb of Calvary!
3 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: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #34
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)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #640||Father, in high heaven dwelling||Father, in high heaven dwelling||EVENING HYMN||George Rawson||1983|
|Small Church Music #3217||Father, in high heaven dwelling||Evening Hymn||EVENING HYMN||George Rawson||8.8.7.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1534||Father in high Heaven dwelling||Father, in High Heaven Dwelling||STABAT MATER (Dykes)||George Rawson, 1807-1889||88.78.87|