Hear Us Now, Our God and Father

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1 Hear us now, our God and Father;
Send your Spirit from above
On this Christian man and woman
Who here make their vows of love.
Bind their hearts in true devotion
Endless as the seashore's sands,
Boundless as the deepest ocean,
Blessed and sealed by your own hands.

2 Give them joy to lighten sorrow;
Give them hope to brighten life.
Go with them to face the morrow;
Stay with them in ev'ry strife.
As your Word has promised, ever
Fill them with your strength and grace
So that each may serve the other
Till they see you face to face.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #603

Author (sts. 1,2): Harry N. Huxhold

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Author (st. 3): John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear us now, our God and Father
Title: Hear Us Now, Our God and Father
Author (sts. 1,2): Harry N. Huxhold
Author (st. 3): John Newton
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Stanzas 1 and 2 © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, reprinted with permission of Augsburg Fortress.



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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #388
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #603Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #188
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #585
Moravian Book of Worship #429
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #703
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #486
Include 1 pre-1979 instance