To thee, O God in heaven

To thee, O God in heaven

Author: James Freeman Clarke
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To Thee, O God in heaven,
This little one we bring,
Giving to Thee what Thou hast given,
Our dearest offering.

Into a world of toil
These little feet will roam,
Where sin its purity may soil,
Where care and grief may come.

O, then, let Thy pure love,
With influence serene,
Come down, like water, from above,
To comfort and make clean!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #378

Author: James Freeman Clarke

Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., is a grandson of James Freeman (q. v.)> from whom he was named. He was born at Hanover, New Hampshire, April 4, 1810, and graduated at Harvard College, in Arts, in 1829, and in Divinity, 1833. Receiving ordination as a Unitarian Minister, he was Pastor at Louisville, Kentucky, from 1833 to 1840; of the Church of the Disciples, Boston, from 1811 to 1830; and also from 1853. Dr. Clarke for some time edited, whilst at Louisville, The Western Messenger, and is the author of Orthodoxy, its Truths and Errors, 1866; The Christian Doctrine of Forgiveness, 1852; The Christian Doctrine of Prayer, 1854, and other works. In 1844 he published the Hymn Book for the Church of the Disciples. This he enlarged in 1852. To each… Go to person page >

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