"Father, Let Me Dedicate" by Lawrence Tuttiett, 1825-1897 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.95 1. Father, let me dedicate All this year to Thee, In whatever earthly state Thou wilt have me be. Not from sorrow, pain, or care Freedom dare I claim; This alone shall be my prayer: Glorify Thy 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 Thou givest every day Than the best can claim Nor withholdest aught that may Glorify Thy name. 3. If in mercy Thou wilt spare Joys that yet are mine; If on life, serene and fair, Brighter rays may shine, Let my glad heart while it sings Thee in all proclaim And, whate'er the future brings, Glorify Thy name. 4. If Thou callest to the cross And its shadow come, Turning all my gain to loss, Shrouding heart and home, Let me think how Thy dear Son To His glory came And in deepest woe pray on: "Glorify Thy name."This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #118 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Pet. 2:9 Author: Lawrence Tuttiett, 1864 Tune: "Glorification" 1st Published in: Gossner's _Choralbuch_ Town: Leipzig, 1832, ad
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