Father, our hearts we liftAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Father, our hearts we lift,
Up to thy gracious throne,
And bless thee for the precious gift,
Of thine incarnate Son:
The gift unspeakable
We thankfully receive,
And to the world thy goodness tell,
And to thy glory live.
2 Jesus the holy child,
Doth by his birth declare
That God and men are reconciled,
And one in tim we are.
Salvation thro' tis name
To all mankind is giv’n,
And loud tis infant cries proclaim
A peace ’twixt earth and heav’n.
3 A peace on earth he brings,
Which never more shall end;
The Lord of Hosts, the King of Kings
Declares Himself our friend;
Assumes our flesh and blood,
That we his sp'rit may gain,
The everlasting Son of God,
The mortal Son of Man.
4 O might we all receive
The new-born Prince of peace,
And meekly in his Spirit live,
And in his love increase!
Till he convey us home,
Cry ev'ry soul aloud,
Come, thou desire of nations come,
And take us up to God!
Father, our hearts we lift. C. Wesley. [Christmas.] First published in his Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord, 1745, No. 9, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 114). In its full form it is not in common use, but a cento beginning with the first four lines, and completed with odd lines from the rest of the hymn, is in common use in America. See Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, No. 408.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1571||Father, Our Hearts We Lift||Father, our hearts we lift||BEALOTH||Charles Wesley||SMD||<cite>Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord</cite> (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 9|