Father, Here We Dedicate

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1 Father, let me dedicate
All this year to you,
In whate'er my earthly state,
In whate'er I do.
Not from sorrow, pain, or care
Freedom dare I claim;
This alone shall be my prayer:
Glorify your name.

2 Can a child presume to choose
Where or how to live?
Can a father's love refuse
All the best to give?
More you give me ev'ry day
Than the best can claim;
Help me trust you that I may
Glorify your name.

3 If in mercy you prolong
Joys that now are mine,
If on life serene and fair
Brighter rays may shine,
Let my glad heart, while it sings,
You in all proclaim
And, whate'er the future brings,
Glorify your name.

4 If you have for me a cross
And its shadow come,
Turning all my gain to loss,
Shrouding heart and home,
Let me think how your dear Son
To his glory came
And in deepest woe pray on:
"Glorify your name."

Source: Christian Worship (1993): a Lutheran hymnal #75

Author: Lawrence Tuttiett

Laurence Tuttiett was born at Colyton, Devon, in 1825; was educated at Christ Hospital, and at King's College, London; ordained Deacon, 1848, Priest, 1849; entered upon the living of Lea Marston, Coleshill, 1854, and subsequently was appointed Curate of S. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London. He is the author of several volumes and tracts. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, here we dedicate
Title: Father, Here We Dedicate
Author: Lawrence Tuttiett (1864)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glorify Thy Name
Copyright: Public Domain


Father, let me dedicate. L. Tuttiett. [New Year.] A New Year's Hymn in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, which appeared in his Germs of Thought on the Sunday Special Services, 1864. It passed into the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, 1869, The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868, and other collections. It is one of the best known of the author's compositions. Original text in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875, No. 74. An abbreviated form of this hymn, beginning with stanza i., line 2, altered "This new year to Thee," is found in some collections. In a few American hymn-books it begins, " Father, here we dedicate." This is also in some English collections, as W. G. Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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