"Father, Let Me Dedicate"
                    by Lawrence Tuttiett, 1825-1897
                               Text From:
            (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."

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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