Father, within thy house today
Father, within thy house today. (Robert) Hugh Benson* (1871-1914).
This wedding hymn was written at some point before 1914, when it was printed in Benson’s Poems. It had four graceful stanzas, with a Trinitarian structure:
Father, within thy house today We wait thy kindly love to see: Since thou hast said in truth that they Who dwell in love are one with thee, Bless those who for thy blessing wait; Their love accept and consecrate.
Dear Lord of love, whose heart of fire, So full of pity for our sin, Was once in that divine desire Broken, thy Bride to woo and win, Look down and bless them from above, And keep their hearts alight with love.
Blest Spirit, who with life and light...
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