Father, in high heaven dwelling

Father, in high heaven dwelling

Author: George Rawson
Tune: EVENING HYMN (Jackson)
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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

Author: George Rawson

Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England. Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England. Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England. Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman. Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >

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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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