Father of all, to Thee (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-14)   CPDL #51949:         
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.

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Title: Father of all, to Thee
Tune: Via pacis
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Julian

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 73, p. 36

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Original text and translations

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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.