526. Father, Who on man dost shower

1 Father, Who on man dost shower
Gifts of plenty from Thy dower,
To Thy people give the power
All Thy gifts to use aright.

2 Give pure happiness in leisure,
Temperance in every pleasure,
Holy use of earthly treasure,
Bodies clear and spirits bright.

3 Lift from this and every nation
All that brings us degradation;
Quell the forces of temptation;
Put Thine enemies to flight.

4 Be with us, Thy strength supplying,
That with energy undying,
Every foe of man defying,
We may rally to the fight.

5 Thou Who art our Captain, ever
Lead us on to great endeavour;
May Thy Church the world deliver,
Give us wisdom, courage, might.

6 Father, Who hast sought and found us,
Son of God, Whose love has bound us,
Holy Ghost, within us, round us,
Hear us, Godhead infinite.

Text Information
First Line: Father, Who on man dost shower
Author: P. Dearmer
Language: English
Publication Date: 1920
Topic: General: Brotherhood, Service, Guilds, Parochial Missions
Tune Information
Key: F Major or modal
Source: 15th Cent.

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