O God in heaven, whose loving plan
O God in heaven, whose loving plan. Hugh Martin* (1890-1964). First published in a booklet by the Hymn Society of America entitled Thirteen New Marriage and Family Life Hymns (1961). Surprisingly (for Martin was an eminent Baptist), this hymn has not been used in Baptist books. It was included in 100HfT and thus in A&MNS, and it has remained in A&MCP. It is also found in HP, without verse 4, which contains a heavy hint about sharing the chores:
O Father, in our homes preside, Their duties shared as in thy sight; In kindly ways be thou our guide, On mirth and trouble shed thy light. Our Father, on the homes we love Send down thy blessing from above.
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