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Father, We Thy Children Bless Thee

by S.P. Tregelles

Tune: Adoption

Tune: Whither Pilgrim

1 FATHER, we Thy children bless Thee
For Thy love on us bestowed;
As our Father we address Thee,
Called to be the sons of God.
Wondrous was Thy love in giving
Jesus for our sins to die;
Wondrous was His grace in leaving
For our sakes, the heavens on high.

2 Now the sprinkled blood has freed us,
Hast'ning onward to our rest,
Through the desert Thou dost lead us,
With Thy constant favour blest;
By Thy truth and Spirit guiding,
Earnest He of what's to come,
And, with daily strength providing,
Thou dost lead Thy children home.

3 Though our pilgrimage be dreary,
This is not our resting place;
Shall we of the way be weary
When we see our Master's face?
No: e'en now anticipating,
In this hope our souls rejoice,
And His promised advent waiting,
Soon shall hear His welcome voice.

D said ...
These two tunes are not the same.
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 : 04:59
Nick Fleet said ...
The 2016 Kilkeel recording is the tune 'Whither Pilgrim' (see #51) with the last line streeeeetched out, as is very common unfortunately!
Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 : 16:56
Tom said ...
Thanks, fixed.
Monday, Jul 26, 2021 : 02:30

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