"Holy Father, in Thy Mercy"
                     by Isabella S. Stephenson, 1843-1890
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Holy Father, in Thy mercy
        Hear our anxious prayer;
        Keep our loved ones who are absent
        'Neath Thy care.

        2. Jesus, Savior, let Thy presence
        Be their light and guide;
        Keep, oh, keep them in their weakness
        At Thy side.

        3. When in sorrow, when in danger,
        When in loneliness,
        In Thy love look down and comfort
        Their distress.

        4. May the joy of Thy salvation
        Be their strength and stay!
        May they love and may they praise Thee
        Day by day!

        5. Holy Spirit, let Thy teaching
        Sanctify their life;
        Send Thy grace that they may conquer
        In the strife.

        6. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
        God the One in Three,
        Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them,
        Near to Thee.

Notes: Hymn #643 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Genesis 31:49 Author: Isabella S. Stephenson, 1889 Composer: Henry W. Baker, 1868 Tune: "Stephanos"
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