Father, to us, Thy children, humbly kneeling

Father, to us, Thy children, humbly kneeling. James Freeman Clarke* (1810-1888). This hymn was found in many hymnals of the 19th century. The earliest page scan in Hymnary.org is from the 10th Edition of a hymnal of the American Unitarian Association, Samuel Longfellow*’s A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (Boston, 1848):  Father, to us, Thy children, humbly kneeling, Conscious of weakness, ignorance, sin and shame, Give such a force of holy thought and feeling, That we may live to glorify Thy name.  That we may conquer base desire and passion, That we may rise from selfish thought and will, O’ercome the world’s allurement, threat, and fashion, Walk humbly, gently,...

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