305: OUR God and Father unto Theeby William J. Hocking (1864-1953)
1 OUR God and Father unto Thee
As pilgrims weak we now draw near
To breathe our prayers on bended knee,
And supplicate Thy gracious ear.
2 In former days Thou oft hast heard
And amply answered in Thy grace;
By those rich bounties deeply stirred
We bless Thy name and seek Thy face.
3 Though granted much, we still need more,
For some are weak and some have grief;
Supply us all from Thy rich store
With grace and strength and glad relief.
4 Our prayers we bring in that great name,
The name Thou gavest to Thy Son;
In Jesus' name we mercy claim,
And humbly say, "Thy will be done."
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