Father, Again in Jesus' Name We Meet

Text:  Lucy E. G. Whitmore  1824
Music:  Joseph Barnby  1872
Tune:  Longwood
OHT Incipit:  33453 21171 33457

Father, again in Jesus' Name we meet,
And bow in penitence beneath Your feet:
Again to Thee our feeble voices raise,
To sue for mercy, and to sing Thy praise.

O we would bless Thee for Thy ceaseless care,
And all Thy works from day to day declare;
Is not our life with hourly mercies crowned?
Does not Thine arm encircle us around?

Alas, unworthy of Thy boundless love,
Too oft with careless feet from Thee we rove;
But now, encouraged by Thy voice, we come,
Returning sinners to a Father's home.

O by that Name in Whom all fulness dwells,
O by that love which ev'ry love excels,
O by that blood so freely shed for sin,
Open blest mercy's gate and take us in.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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