Father, to us, thy children, humbly kneeling

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Father, to us Thy children, humbly kneeling,
Conscious of weakness, ignorance, sin and shame,
Give such a force of holy thought and feeling,
That we may live to glorify Thy name:

That we may conquer base desire and passion
That we may rise from selfish thought and will,
O’ercome the world’s allurement, threat, and fashion,
Walk humbly, gently, leaning on Thee still.

Let all Thy goodness by our minds be seen,
Let all Thy mercy on our souls be sealed,
Lord, if Thou wilt, Thy power can make us clean,
O, speak the word! Thy servants shall be healed.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #46

Author: James Freeman Clarke

Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., is a grandson of James Freeman (q. v.)> from whom he was named. He was born at Hanover, New Hampshire, April 4, 1810, and graduated at Harvard College, in Arts, in 1829, and in Divinity, 1833. Receiving ordination as a Unitarian Minister, he was Pastor at Louisville, Kentucky, from 1833 to 1840; of the Church of the Disciples, Boston, from 1811 to 1830; and also from 1853. Dr. Clarke for some time edited, whilst at Louisville, The Western Messenger, and is the author of Orthodoxy, its Truths and Errors, 1866; The Christian Doctrine of Forgiveness, 1852; The Christian Doctrine of Prayer, 1854, and other works. In 1844 he published the Hymn Book for the Church of the Disciples. This he enlarged in 1852. To each… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, to us, thy children, humbly kneeling
Author: James Freeman Clarke

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