At Thy feet, our God and Father

At Thy feet, our God and Father. James Drummond Burns* (1823-1864).  According to JJ, p. 1551, this was first published in The Family Treasury, presumably a Christian periodical, in 1861 (Gordon Bell notes ‘July’). It later appeared in the Presbyterian Church of England’s Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), and in James Hamilton’s Memoir and Remains of the Rev James D. Burns (1869). The text in 1869 was entitled ‘New Year’s Hymn’, and was preceded by ‘“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.” - Ps. lxv.11.’:  At Thy feet, our God and Father,  Who hast bless’d us all our days, We with grateful hearts would gather,  To begin the year with praise.  Praise for light so brightly...

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