Father, in Thee (George R. Lewis)

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  • (Posted 2003-12-30)  CPDL #06279:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2003-12-30).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Father, in Thee
Composer: George R. Lewis
Lyricist: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840-1929), 1881

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. Father, to thee we look in all our sorrow,
Thou art the fountain whence our healing flows;
Dark though the night, joy cometh with the morrow;
Safely they rest who on thy love repose.

2. When fond hopes fall, and skies are dark before us,
When the van cares that vex our life increase,
Comes with its calm the thought that thou art o'er us,
And we grow quiet folded in thy peace.

3. Naught shall affright us on thy goodness leaning,
Low in the heart faith singeth still her song;
Chastened by pain we learn life's deeper meaning,
And in our weakness thou dost make us strong.

4. Patient, O heart, though heavy be thy sorrows,
Be not cast down, disquieted in vain;
Yet thou shall praise Him when these darkened furrows,
Where now he ploweth, wave with golden grain.