Father, we humbly pray. Bishop C. Wordsworth. [Rogation Tide.] First published in his Holy Year, 1st edition 1862, p. 96, in 20 stanzas of 4 lines. In the latest editions of the Holy Year the 20 stanzas are divided into four parts, as (1) "Father, we humbly pray"; (2) "With genial rains and dews"; (3) "Bless, Lord, Thy holy Church"; (4) "The widow desolate." In the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, No. 140, and Dr. Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, No. 1232, the full text is given with the omission of stanza xii. Minor alterations are also introduced.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal #156||Father, we humbly pray||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885||1877|
|Church Hymns with Tunes #140||Father, we humbly pray||126.96.36.199||1874|
|The Sarum Hymnal #155||Father, we humbly pray||188.8.131.52||1869|