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The Church Hymnal Revised and Enlarged, 1892574
Grant Us, O Our Heavenly FatherRev. Godfrey Thring, 1881

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
574aOxfordSir John Stainer (1840-1901)
574bSlingsbyRev. Edmund S. Carter, 18748.7.8.7.

1Grant us, O our heavenly Father,
In the dawning of our days,
Thee in all things to remember,
Thee to serve, and Thee to praise.
2With the Cross of Christ, our Savior,
Stamped upon our infant brows,
May we in the battle’s dawning
Heed His word, and keep our vows.
3Then in Holy Confirmation,
By the laying on of hands,
Strength may we receive, and blessing,
To obey our Lord’s commands.
4Drawing nearer still and nearer,
May we close and closer cling
To our Lord, and to His altar
There ourselves an offering bring.
5Step by step in life advancing,
Onward, upward, as we move
Through the world unharmed, rejoicing
In His all-redeeming love.
6Blest in joy, upheld in sorrow,
At our work as in His sight,
May His presence still be with us,
As we do it with our might.
7Serving Thee, our heavenly Father,
From the dawn to set of sun,
Serving Thee in life’s young morning,
Till our work on earth is done:
8Till the shadows of the evening
Shall forever pass away,
And the Resurrection-morning
Kindle into perfect day. Amen.