Our Father God, who art in heaven

Our Father God, who art in heaven. Adoniram Judson* (1788-1850). This Common Meter paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer first appeared in an undated letter to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Judson offered it for publication in the Board’s magazine as ‘The Lord’s Prayer versified in the shortest compass’. He included the place and time of the writing: ‘Prison, Ava, March, 1825’ (Music and Richardson, 2008, p. 171). The hymn was published as early as 1837 in Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercise of the Baptist denomination, and was included in The Sabbath Hymn Book: for the Service of Song in the House of the Lord (New York and Boston, 1858), edited by Lowell...

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