Father of life, confessing

Father of life, confessing

Author: Samuel Flood Jones
Tune: CEYLON
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Father of life, confessing
Thy majesty and power,
We seek Thy gracious blessing
To greet the bridal hour.
The troth in Eden plighted
The wedded here renew;
May they, in Thee united,
Till death be pure and true.

2 Jesu, Redeemer, hear us!
Still be the wedding guest;
Thy gentle presence near us
Makes common things more blest;
E’en care shall be a learning
Of blessedness divine,
If Thou wilt still be turning
The water into wine.

3 Spirit of Love, descending,
Impart Thy joy and peace,
These hopes together blending,
Bless with Thine own increase.
Athwart the roughest ocean,
Or on the peaceful tide,
Thy breath through each emotion
Their heavenward course shall guide.

4 The Church, Thy bride, hath given
Her blessing on the vow;
Oh, ratify from Heaven
Her benison below.
Bless, Father, Son and Spirit,
The union here begun,
That in the life eternal
It may be ever one.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8068

Author: Samuel Flood Jones

Jones, Samuel Flood, M.A., son of William Jones, for many years the Secretary of the Religious Tract Society, was born in London in 1826, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1851). Taking Holy Orders he was Minister of St. Matthew's, Spring Gardens, London, 1854-76; Lecturer of Bow, London, 1858-76; Minor Canon, Westminster Abbey, 1859; Precentor, 1869; Vicar of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, London, 1876; and Priest in Ordinary to the Queen, 1869. In 1860 he published Hymns of Prayer and Praise, Lond., Dalton & Lucy. This book contained 100 hymns, of which the following were by Mr. Jones:— 1. Here all is strife and war. The Present and the Future. 2. Jesus, my Advocate in heaven. Jesus the Advocate. This is adapted from "Star… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of life, confessing
Author: Samuel Flood Jones

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The Cyber Hymnal #8068
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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