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O God, Our Father, in Compassion HearRev. William Cunliffe

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
851aSt. CharlesSir George C. Martin (1844-1916)
851bSt. AgnesJames Langran (1835-1909)

1O God, our Father, in compassion hear
Our prayer to Thee, and in Thy love draw near;
Forgive our sin, and ever with us stay
In cloud or sunshine through the live-long day.
2Come, Lord, and bless this Parish with the grace
Which helps Thy children in the Christian race;
Breathe on dead souls, and rouse them into life;
Give courage, hope, and conquest in the strife.
3Lead on the young: their faltering footsteps guide,
And for their weakness heavenly help provide;
Be Thou their strength, as years on years increase,
And to the agèd give Thy heavenly peace.
4Our clergy bless, and teach them souls to win,
To guide the wanderers from the paths of sin:
Give them their people’s love, and reverence due;
And, when downcast, their fading hopes renew.
5Make us receive their message, which is Thine,
And clothe the living word with power divine:
And to our souls do Thou Thyself present,
As we partake the holy sacrament.
6Bless all who labor in Thy sacred cause
With loyal hearts to teach Thy holy laws;
Give them Thy light, without which all is night,
Till faith and hope be lost in perfect sight. Amen.
Psalm48:14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.