14278. Holy Father! Thou Hast Taught Us

1 Holy Father, Thou hast taught us
We should live to Thee alone;
Year by year, Thy hand hath brought us
On thro’ dangers oft unknown.
When we wandered, Thou hast found us,
When we doubted, sent us light;
Still Thine arm has been around us,
All our paths were in Thy sight.

2 In the world will foes assail us,
Craftier, stronger far than we;
And the strife will never fail us,
Till our death shall set us free;
Therefore, Lord, we come believing
Thou canst give the power we need,
Through the prayer of faith receiving
Strength, the Spirit’s strength, indeed.

3 We would trust in Thy protecting,
Wholly rest upon Thine arm,
Follow wholly Thy directing,
Thou our only guard from harm;
Keep us from our own undoing,
Help us turn to Thee when tried;
Still our footsteps, Father! viewing
Keep us ever at Thy side.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Father, Thou hast taught us
Title: Holy Father! Thou Hast Taught Us
Author: John M. Neale
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal (Columbus, Ohio: Lutheran Book Concern, 1908)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: GAYLORD by Joseph P. Holbrook, MESA by F. B. King, PROMISED LAND by Homer N. Bartlett, SARDIUS by Ludovick Nicholson, TRISTE by Joseph P. Holbrook
Tune Information
Composer: Franz Josef Haydn (1797)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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