Father of mercies, God of love, My Father and my God

Father of mercies, God of love, My Father and my God

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Published in 74 hymnals

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1 FATHER, of mercies! God of love!
My Father and my God!
I'll sing the honors of thy name,
And spread thy praise abroad.

2 In every period of my life
Thy thoughts of love appear;
Thy mercies gild each transient scene,
And crown each passing year.

3 In all thy mercies, may my soul
A Father's bounty see;
Nor let the gifts thy grace bestows
Estrange my heart from thee.

4 Teach me, in times of deep distress,
To own thy hand, O God!
And in submissive silence learn
The lessons of thy rod.

5 Through every period of my life,
Each bright, each clouded scene,
Give me a meek and humble mind,
Still equal and serene.

6 Then may I close my eyes in death,
Redeemed from anxious fear;
For death itself, my God, is life,
If thou art with me there.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #118

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, God of love, My Father and my God
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

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Father of mercies, God of love; My [Our] Father and my [our] God. O. Heginbothom. [Praise to and Adoration of the Father.] Published in his (posthumous) Hymns by the late Rev. Ottiwell Heginbothom, of Sudbury, Suffolk, 1794; and in J. M. Ray's Collection of Hymns, &c, 1799. It is in common use in Great Britain and America, and is sometimes attributed to T. Raffles in error. It is also in limited use as, "Father of mercies, God of love, Our Father, and our God."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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