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Hymn: O Parent of light (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O Parent of light

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 5s 6s and 9s


Hymn Number: 252

Page Number: 249, click to see hymnal pages


O PARENT of light,
Thou hast scattered the night,
And burnished the wings of the morn;
In this balmy hour,
On the breath of the flower,
The voice of our prayer shall be borne.

The warblers gay throats
Are alive with the notes,
That gush from the verdure-clad grove,
And nature's glad lays
Are all tuned to his praise,
Who has taught them to whisper his love.

Thy life-giving dews 
Have enlivened the hues
That pencil the violet's crest,
O shed from above
The dews of thy love,
And make us to shine with the blest.

With thanks for thy care
That encircled us there,
When our pillow in slumber we pressed,
Now parent we pray
That each hour of this day
May find us reposed on thy breast.

O Father, through life
With its billowy strife,
And its ocean of tremulous foam,
Be our guardian and guide,
Till full safe we may ride
In the haven of Heaven, our home.