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

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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.

Refrain:
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 >

Text Information

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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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #130TextAudioPage Scan
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #130Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #20Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d411
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #356Page Scan
Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #356Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #593



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