To the Father's love we trustPublished in 6 hymnals
To the Father’s love we trust
That which was enshrined in dust;
While we give the earth to earth,
Finds the soul its heavenly birth.
Angels wait the angel child,
Gentle, young, and undefiled.
Said not oft those pleading eyes
That they longed for purer skies?
Did not oft the falling tear
Speak of roughening billows here?
Prayed we not that she might rest
On her Heavenly Father’s breast?
Give the spirit, then, to God,
And its vesture to the sod;
Life, henceforth, shall have a ray
Kindled ne’er to pass away,
And a light from angel eyes
Draw us upward to the skies.
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|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #412||To the Father's love we trust||Anonymous||1848|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #412||To the Father's love we trust||Funeral Hymn of a Child||Anonymous||1866|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d760||To the Father's love we trust||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #742||To the Father's love we trust||Anon.||1883|
|Hymns of the Spirit #220||To the Father's love we trust||1864|
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #415||To the Father's love we trust||1857|