Father! thy paternal care

Father! thy paternal care

Author: John Bowring
Published in 68 hymnals

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Father! Thy paternal care
Has my guardian been, my guide:
Every hallowed wish and prayer
Has Thy hand of love supplied:
Thine is every thought of bliss,
Left by hours and days gone by;
Every hope Thine offspring is,
Beaming from futurity.

Every sun of splendid ray;
Every moon that shines serene;
Every morn that welcomes day;
Every evening’s twilight scene;
Every hour which wisdom brings;
Every incense at Thy shrine;
These,—and all life’s holiest things,
And its fairest,—all are Thine.

And for all, my hymns shall rise
Daily to Thy gracious throne:
Thither let my asking eyes
Turn unwearied, righteous One!
Through life’s strange vicissitude
There reposing all my care;
Trusting still, through ill and good,
Fixed, and cheered, and counselled there.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #22

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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Author: John Bowring

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Father, Thy paternal care. Sir J. Bowring. [The Divine Father, the Giver of all good Gifts.] This cento is taken from his poem for the third Tuesday evening in Autumn, in his Matins and Vespers, 1823, p. 120. It is in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and is admirably suited for Flower Services. Its use amongst the American Unitarians is extensive.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #22Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #22Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #533Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #47Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #126Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #580Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #580Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #1Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #1Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #533Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #41Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #848Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #89Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d37
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d81
Grammar School Hymn Book #d60
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d155
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #318Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #158Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #90Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d118
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #943Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #943Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #16Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #140Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #4Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #139Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #139Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #114Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #461Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d63
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d42
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d155
Progressive Songster #d31
School and College Hymnal #d29
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #150Page Scan
Schools Lyrics #d49
Select Progressive Spiritual Hymns and Songs #d10
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #81Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #196Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #782Page Scan
Songs for the School Room #d29
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d55
The Carol #d49
The Choralist #d86
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #56Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #8Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d143
The Gospel Psalmist #11Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #564Page Scan
The Pean #d19
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #255Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d54
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #123Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #386aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d237
The Saints' Harp #d258
The Saints' Hymnal #d83
The Saints' Hymnal #d82
The Saints' Hymnal #6
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #136Page Scan
The School Hymnary #d44
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d57



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