Father of all, to Thee (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
1 Father of all, to Thee,
With loving hearts we pray,
Through Him, in mercy given,
The Life, the Truth, the Way;
From heaven, Thy throne, in mercy shed
Thy blessings on each bended head.
2 Father of all, to Thee,
Our contrite hearts we raise,
Unstrung by sin and pain,
Long voiceless in Thy praise;
Breathe Thou the silent chords along,
Until they tremble into song.
3 Father of all, to Thee,
we breathe unuttered fears,
Deep-hidden in our souls,
That have no voice but tears;
Take Thou our hand, and through the wild
Lead gently on, each trembling child.
4 Father of all, may we
In praise our tongues employ,
When gladness fills the soul
With deep and hallowed joy;
In storm and calm give us to see
The path of peace, which leads to Thee.