Father, we thank thee who hast planted

Father, we thank thee who hast planted. F. Bland Tucker* (1895-1984). Written in 1939, and published in H40, this hymn has been published throughout the world. It is a paraphrase of the Didache*, consisting of the supposed teaching of the twelve apostles: it provides ‘rules for baptism, fasting, prayer, visiting teachers and apostles, and the Lord’s Supper, and containing the fine prayers which F. Bland Tucker has effectively paraphrased’ (Young, 1993, p 332). Stanza 1 corresponds to 10: 2 of the Didache, a post-communion prayer: ‘We give Thee thanks, Holy Father, for Thy holy name, which Thou hast made to tabernacle in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality, which Thou...

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