God and Father, we adore thee

God and Father, we adore thee. Hugh Falconer* (1859-1931). Written for the hymnbook of the English Presbyterian Church, Church Praise (1907) at the request of the compilers. Falconer, a minister of the EPC, was asked to write a Christmas hymn with reference to ‘the family idea’ or to ‘the forbears who are much in people’s minds at this season’ (Companion to CH3, 1979, p. 153). It had six stanzas: God and Father, we adore Thee  For the Son, Thine image bright,In whom all Thy holy nature  Dawned on our once hopeless night. Far from Thee our footsteps wandered,  On dark paths of sin and shame;But our midnight turned to morning,  When the Lord of Glory came. Word Incarnate, God revealing,...

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