United prayers ascend to thee

United prayers ascend to thee

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Tune: HOLY HILL (Pontius)
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1 United prayers ascend to Thee,
Eternal parent of mankind;
Smile on this waiting family,
Thy face they seek, and let them find.

2 The father of the household bless,
The priest, the patriarch, let him move,
That all his family may trace
In him Thy law, in lines of love.

3 Regard the mother’s anxious tears,
Her heart’s desire, her earnest prayers,
And while her infant charge she rears,
Crown with success her pious cares.

4 Let the dear pledges of their love,
Like tender plants around them grow,
Thy present grace, and joys above,
Upon their little ones bestow.

5 Receive at their believing hand,
The babe whom they devote as Thine,
Obedient to their Lord’s command—
And seal with power the rite divine.

6 To every member of their house,
Thy grace impart, Thy love extend;
Grant every good that time allows,
With heavenly joys that never end.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8177

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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Author: William Bengo Collyer


United prayers ascend to Thee. W. B. Collyer. [Family Worship.] This hymn is given in his Collection, 1812, No. 975, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, to be used after the Administration of Holy Baptism, in private, for the welfare of the Family; the hymn, also by Collyer, given for use “Before the Administration," being "Saviour, Father, Brother, Friend."

John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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