God Our Father

We praise thy name, O Father

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We praise Thy name, O Father,
Creator, Lord, and friend;
Thy mighty hand that made us,
Will keep and will defend.

O God, our heav’nly Father,
Thy children look to Thee;
Thy hand is strong and tender,
Thy love is full and free.

2 No tiny bird or blossom
Can live without Thy care;
Thy little ones are dearer,
And Thou wilt hear their prayer. [Refrain]

3 Thy loving heart will pity,
Thy wondrous grace will save,
Because Thy son, our Savior,
His life for sinners gave. [Refrain]

4 Thou knowest how to give us
The very things we need;
Thy trusting little children
Are safe, and blest, indeed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8093

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We praise thy name, O Father
Title: God Our Father
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: O God, our heav'nly Father


The Cyber Hymnal #8093
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