Scripture Verse

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.@1 Chronicles 16:8

Introduction

Words: Wal­ter N. Ev­ans, in The Shin­ing Ri­ver, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & Will­iam O. Per­kins (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1875), page 15.

Music: Henry S. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins
(1833–1914)

Lyrics

Our heav’nly Father! as we bow before Thee,
Hear us, Thy children, in our humble prayer;
In childlike trust our souls would fain adore Thee,
And praise and bless Thee for Thy loving care.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our prayer!

Thou art our Father, Thou so high and holy,
And may we venture on Thy name to call;
For still Thy voice invites the meek and lowly,
Thy heav’nly love does seek and keep us all.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our prayer!

Help us to lay aside all worldly feeling,
To give our hearts to goodness, truth, and love;
Oh, send Thy Spirit, with its deep revealing,
To lift our souls from earth to Heav’n above.
Hear our prayer, Oh, hear our prayer!