25: FATHER, Thy name our souls would blessby John Nelson Darby (1800-1882)
1 FATHER, Thy name our souls would bless,
As children taught by grace,
Lift up our hearts in righteousness
And joy before Thy face.
2 Sweet is the confidence Thou giv'st,
Though high above our praise;
Our hearts resort to where Thou liv'st
In heaven's unclouded rays.
3 There in the purpose of Thy love
Our place is now prepared,
As sons with Him who is above,
Who all our sorrows shared.
4 Eternal ages shall declare
The riches of Thy grace,
To those who with Thy Son shall share
A son's eternal place.
5 Absent as yet, we rest in hope,
Treading the desert path,
Waiting for Him who takes us up
Beyond the power of death.
6 We joy in Thee, Thy holy love
Our endless portion is,
Like Thine own Son, with Him above,
In brightest heavenly bliss.
7 O Holy Father, keep us here
In that blest name of love,
Walking before Thee without fear
Till all be joy above.
Alternative tunes (C.M.)