Our Father, throned above the sky!

Our Father, throned above the sky!

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Our Father, thron'd above the sky,
To thee our empty hands we spread;
Thy children at thy footstool lie,
And ask thy blessings on their head.

2 With cheerful hope and filial fear,
In that august and precious name,
By thee ordain'd, we now draw near,
And would the promis'd blessing claim.

3 Does not an earthly parent hear
The cravings of his famish'd son?
Will he reject the filial pray'r,
Or mock him with a cake of stone?

4 Our heav'nly Father, how much more
Will thy divine compassions rise;
And open thy unbounded store,
To satisfy thy children's cries?

5 Yes, we will ask, and seek, and press
For gracious audience at thy seat;
Still hoping, waiting for success,
If persevering to entreat.

6 For Jesus in his faithful word
The upright supplicant has blest;
And all thy saints with one accord
The prevalence of pray'r attest.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #265

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #312Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #312Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #312TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #265TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #VIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #16Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #360Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #360Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #286Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #286Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d442
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #134Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #52Page Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d124
Hymns for the Sanctuary #322Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #394Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d617
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #394TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #394Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #394Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #394Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #394Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H312Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d384
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d382
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCIXPage Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d223
Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #47Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d438
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d191
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d195
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d360
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #380Page Scan



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