We bow our knees unto the Father

We bow our knees unto the Father

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts
Tune: [We bow our knees unto the Father]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 We bow our knees unto the Father
Of Christ the Lord of earth and heaven,
That riches of His grace and glory
And pow’r for service may be given.

We are waiting for the promise of the Father—
For the Holy Spirit’s power;
O our Father, for Thy Spirit we are waiting,
even now, this very hour.

2 O fill the inward man with power,
As Christ within our hearts doth dwell;
Our root in Him tho’ storms may lower,
Victorious love we still shall tell. [Refrain]

3 The love that passeth knowledge give us,
Its height and depth and breadth and length;
Abundantly beyond our asking,
Beyond our thought give us Thy strength. [Refrain]

4 Thy pow’r it is that worketh in us,
O multiply it here today,
And Christ, our Lord, shall have the glory
Within His church thro’ endless day. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #130

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1850, Frye­burg, Maine. Died: De­cem­ber 27, 1922, Wash­ing­ton, DC, of pneu­mon­ia. Buried: Ri­ver Bend Cem­e­te­ry, West­er­ly, Rhode Is­land. Son of min­is­ter F. A. Crafts, Wil­bur at­tend­ed Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty, Con­nec­ti­cut (1869, AM 1871); Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (BD 1871); and Mar­i­et­ta Col­lege (PhD 1886). He served as pastor at Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches, and was prom­i­nent in the tem­per­ance and pro­hi­bi­tion move­ment. He found­ed and for 28 years was su­per­in­tend­ent of the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­form Bur­eau. His works in­clude: Through the Eye to the Heart: or, Eye-Teach­ing in the Sund… Go to person page >

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First Line: We bow our knees unto the Father
Author: Wilbur F. Crafts
Refrain First Line: We are waiting for the promise of the Father



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