Father, who art alone our helper and our stay

Father, who art alone our helper and our stay

Author: Edith Jones
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1 Father, Who art alone
Our helper and our stay,
Oh, hear us as we plead
For loved ones far away,
And shield with thine almighty hand,
And shield with Thine almighty hand
Our travelers by sea and land.

2 For Thou, our Father God,
Art present everywhere,
And bendest low Thine ear
To catch the faintest pray'r,
Waiting rich blessings to bestow,
Waiting rich blessings to bestow
On all Thy children here below.

3 Oh, compass with Thy love
The daily path they tread;
And may Thy light and truth
Upon their hearts be shed,
That, one in all things with Thy will,
That, one in all things with Thy will,
Heav’n’s peace and joy their souls may fill.

4 Guard them from every harm
When dangers shall assail,
And teach them that Thy pow'r
Can never, never fail;
We cannot with our loved ones be,
We cannot with our loved ones be,
But trust them, Father, unto Thee.

5 We all are travelers here
Along life's various road,
Meeting and parting oft
Till we shall mount to God,
At home at last with those we love,
At home at last, with those we love,
Within Thy heav'nly home above.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #614

Author: Edith Jones

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Author: Edith Jones

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Father, Who art alone. Edith J. [For Absent Ones.] Given in Mrs. Hawkins's Home Hymn Book, 1885, No. 171, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines, and signed " E. J." In some later collections the signature is expanded into "Edith J." A desire is expressed by the authoress that she may remain unknown. Another hymn, “Holy Father, throned on high" (On behalf of Orphans), is given in the Home H. Book, 1885, with the “E. J." signature.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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