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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889061
Father of Earth and SkyRev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
061St. HildaRev. Sidney J. P. Dunman (1843-1913)

1Father of earth and sky,
Thy name we magnify:
O that earth and heaven might join,
Thy perfections to proclaim;
Praise the attributes Divine,
Fear and love Thy awful name.
2When shall Thy Spirit reign
In every heart of man?
Father, bring the kingdom near,
Honor Thy triumphant Son;
God of heaven, on earth appear,
Fix with us Thy glorious Throne.
3Thy good and holy will,
Let all on earth fulfill;
Men with minds angelic vie,
Saints below with saints above,
Thee to praise and glorify,
Thee to serve with perfect love.
4This day with this day’s bread
Thy hungry children feed;
Fountain of all blessings, grant
Now the manna from above;
Now supply our bodies’ want,
Now sustain our souls with love.
5Our trespasses forgive:
And when absolved we live,
Thou our life of grace maintain;
Lest we from our God depart,
Lose Thy pardoning grace again,
Grant us a forgiving heart.
6In every fiery hour
Display Thy guardian power;
Near in our temptation stay,
With sufficient strength defend,
Bring us through the evil day,
Make us faithful to the end.
7Father, by right Divine,
Assert the kingdom Thine;
Jesus, Power of God, subdue
Thy own universe to Thee;
Spirit of grace and glory too,
Reign through all eternity.