415: FATHER, Spring and Source of blessingby T. Willey (1847-1930)
1 FATHER, Spring and Source of blessing,
Grateful praise to Thee we bring;
Objects of Thy sovereign favour,
Gladly of Thy love we sing ---
Love that found its full expression
In Thy gift unspeakable,
Him --- who dwelling in Thy bosom,
Could alone its secrets tell.
2 Thine eternal, gracious purpose,
Now to us in Christ is shown,
Purpose fraught with richest blessing,
For the sons Thou hadst foreknown.
Brought to rest within the circle
Where love's treasures are displayed,
There we drink the living waters,
Taste the joys that never fade.
3 Brought to know Thy Well-Beloved,
Drawn to Him in boundless grace,
Thy effulgence, love and glory
Shining in His blessed face ---
We adore Thee, God and Father,
May Thy name exalted be!
Praise and worship we would render
Now as in eternity.
Alternative tunes (188.8.131.52.D.)