Our Father God, not face to face

Our Father God, not face to face

Author: E. H. Chapin
Published in 19 hymnals

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Our Father God! not face to face
May mortal sense commune with Thee,
Nor lift the curtains of that place
Where dwells Thy secret Majesty.
Yet whereso’er our spirits bend
In rev’rent faith and humble prayer,
Thy promised blessing will descend,
And we shall find Thy spirit there.

Lord! be the spot where now we meet
An open gateway into heaven;
Here may we sit at Jesus’ feet,
And feel our deepest sins forgiven.
Here may desponding care look up;
And sorrow lay its burden down,
Or learn, of him, to drink the cup,
To bear the cross, and win the crown.

Here may the sick and wandering soul
To truth still blind, to sin a slave,
Find better than Bethesda’s pool,
Or than Siloam’s healing wave.
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And may we learn, while here apart
From the world’s passion and its strife;
That Thy true shrine’s a loving heart,
And Thy best praise a holy life!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #487

Author: E. H. Chapin

Chapin, Edwin Hubbell, D.D., was the most distinguished man of the Universalists in later years. In his early days he was eminent as a lecturer; and as a preacher until his death. He was born in Union village, Washington, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1814, and educated at Bennington, Vermont. He was successively pastor at Richmond, Virginia, 1837; Charleston, Mass.; Boston, 1846; and from 1848, of the Church of the Divine Paternity, New York city. He died Dec. 26, 1880. He published several works, and edited, with J. G. Adams, Hymns for Christian Devotion, Boston, 1846. This is perhaps the most prominent Universalist Collection in the States. To it Dr. Chapin contributed the following hymns:— 1. Amid surrounding gloom and waste. During a Storm. 2.… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #487Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #487Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #168Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #382Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #193Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d572
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #81Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #51Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #12Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #706Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #706Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #30Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d529
Services for Congregational Worship #224Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d437
The American Hymnal #d469
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #983Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #728Page Scan
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d359



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