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April 24, 2005

Father in Heaven, We Thank Thee!


Can a little child like me
Thank the Father fittingly?
Yes, O yes! be good and true,
Patient, kind in all you do;
Love the Lord, and do your part;
Learn to say with all your heart,

Father, we thank thee! Father, we thank thee!
Father in heaven, we thank thee!

For the fruit upon the tree,
For the birds that sing of thee,
For the earth in beauty dressed,
Father, mother, and the rest,
For thy precious, loving care,
For thy bounty ev'rywhere,

Father, we thank thee! Father, we thank thee!
Father in heaven, we thank thee!

For the sunshine warm and bright,
For the day and for the night,
For the lessons of our youth—
Honor, gratitude and truth,
For the love that met us here,
For the home and for the cheer,

Father, we thank thee! Father, we thank thee!
Father in heaven, we thank thee!

For our comrades and our plays,
And our happy holidays,
For the joyful work and true
That a little child may do,
For our lives but just begun,
For the great gift of thy Son,

Father, we thank thee! Father, we thank thee!
Father in heaven, we thank thee!

Original Trinity Hymnal, #645

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Wow! That takes me back years, to when I taught primary grades in a Christian school and we often sang that hymn.
We've also sung it at family reunions; the second stanza is so meaningful then. Now both father and mother are with the Lord but I'm still thankful for them.

Posted by: FLGrandma at April 24, 2005 08:40 PM

Hey Mrs. Tulip; a somewhat belated welcome back to the USA to you and yours. Hope to give e-greetings to the Hubby soon. In the meantime, give him my regards. God Bless!

Posted by: Brian G. at April 24, 2005 09:41 PM

What a sweet hymn, I've never heard it before, my kids will love it - thanks!

Posted by: Jess at April 27, 2005 11:05 AM

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