Father, to thy kind love we owe

Father, to thy kind love we owe

Author: William Cullen Bryant
Published in 28 hymnals

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Father, to Thy kind love we owe
All that is fair and good below;
Bestower of the health that lies
On tearless cheeks and cheerful eyes!

Giver of sunshine and of rain!
Ripener of fruits on hill and plain!
Fountain of light, that rayed afar,
Fills the vast urns of sun and star!

Who send’st Thy storms and frosts to bind
The plagues that rise to waste mankind;
Then breathest, o’er the naked scene,
Spring gales, and life, and tender green.

Yet deem we not that thus alone,
Thy mercy and Thy love are shown;
For we have learned, with higher praise,
And holier names, to speak Thy ways.

In woe’s dark hour, our kindest stay!
Sole trust when life shall pass away!
Teacher of hopes that light the gloom
Of death, and consecrate the tomb!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #78

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Bryant, William Cullen. First in order of time of the great American poets, Bryant was born at Cummington, Mass., Nov. 3, 1794, and was educated at Williams College. In 1815 he'was called to the Bar, and practised for a time at Great Barrington. In 1825 he retired from the Bar, settled at New York, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, founding the New York Review, and editing for a short time the New York Evening Post. He died June 12, 1878. His poetical and other works are well known. His hymns were written at intervals during his long life. They were collected and privately printed in 1869, and number over 20. Those in common use are:— 1. Almighty, listen while we raise. Praise. This is given as "Almighty hear us,” &c,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, to thy kind love we owe
Author: William Cullen Bryant
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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #49Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #78Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #78Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #70Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #148Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #29Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #29Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #225Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d157
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #225Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #173Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #196Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d39
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d119
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #103Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #103Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #273Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #302Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d66
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #308Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d156
The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d22



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