Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow

Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow. Frederick Lucian Hosmer* (1840- 1929).  According to JJ, p. 1650, this was written in 1881 to mark the death of a member of Hosmer’s congregation. This must have been during his pastorate at Cleveland, Ohio (1878-92). It was published in The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems, First Series (Boston, 1885), edited by Hosmer with William Channing Gannett*. It had four stanzas:  Father, we look to Thee 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. When fond hopes fail and skies are dark before us, When the vain cares that vex our...

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