Father, Whose Creating Hand

Father, whose creating hand

Author: Thomas B. Pollock (1889)
Tune: LITANY FOR THOSE AT SEA, PART 1
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1. Father, whose creating hand
Made the ocean and the land;
All Thy creatures are Thy care,
Thou art present everywhere.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

2. Christ, who didst of old appear
On the waters, drawing near;
Thou art able still to save,
Calmly ruling wind and wave.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

3. Holy Ghost, whose presence shed
Life where all was dark and dead,
By Thy breath we move and live,
Thou dost light and order give.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

4. God, to whom our life we owe,
God, whose blood for man did flow,
God, who dost within us dwell,
Keep us Thine, and all is well.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

5. When the deep in slumber lies
Under bright and peaceful skies,
When the winds in fury rave,
Lifting high the rushing wave,
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

6. All our honest labor bless,
Give each lawful aim success;
In our time of need draw nigh,
Saying, Fear not, it is I.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

7. Guard the loves ones left behind,
Give them peace in heart and mind;
Keep us all in union sweet,
At our Father’s mercy seat.
Hear us, we beseech Thee.

Author: Thomas B. Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, whose creating hand
Title: Father, Whose Creating Hand
Author: Thomas B. Pollock (1889)
Meter: 77.77.6
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Father, Whose creating hand. T. B. Pollock. [For Use at Sea.] A very appropriate and simple Litany for use at Sea. It appeared in the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907).

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