We pray thee, heavenly Father

We pray thee, heavenly Father

Author: V. S. S. Coles
Communion Songs
Published in 17 hymnals

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1. We pray Thee, heavenly Father,
to hear us in Thy love,
And pour upon Thy children
the unction from above;
That so in love abiding,
from all defilement free,
We may in pureness offer
our Eucharist to Thee.

2. Be Thou our guide and helper,
O Jesu Christ, we pray;
So may we well approach Thee,
if Thou wilt be the way:
Thou, very truth, hast promised
to help us in our strife,
Food of the weary pilgrim,
eternal source of life.

3. And Thou, Creator Spirit,
look on us, we are Thine;
Renew us in Thy graces,
upon our darkness shine;
That, with Thy benediction,
upon our souls outpoured,
We may receive in gladness
the body of the Lord.

4. O Trinity of Persons!
O Unity most high!
On Thee alone relying
Thy servants would draw nigh;
Unworthy in our weakness,
on Thee our hope is stayed,
And blest by Thy forgiveness
we will not be afraid.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7229

Author: V. S. S. Coles

Coles, Vincent Stuckey Stratton, son of Rev. James Stratton Coles, born at Shepton Beauchamp, March 27, 1845, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1868, and M.A. 1872. On taking Holy Orders in 1869, he became Curato of Wantage. In 1872 he was preferred as Rector of Shepton-Beauchamp, Somerset, and in 1884 Librarian of the Pusey Library, Oxford. Mr. Coles has contributed the following hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns. 1. Lord, in whose eternal counsels. For guidance and growth in holiness. It was first printed as a leaflet, written for E. C. U. Festival, c. 1870; and then included, after revision, in S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871. 2. Most Holy Father,… Go to person page >

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First Line: We pray thee, heavenly Father
Author: V. S. S. Coles
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



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