Father Of All Eternal Mind


Father of all! eternal mind!
Immensely good and great!
Thy children, form’d and bless’d by thee,
Approach thy heav’nly seat.

Thy name in hallow’d strains be sung:
We join the solemn praise;
To thy great name, with heart and tongue,
Our cheerful homage raise.

Thy mild, thy wise, and righteous reign,
Let ev’ry being own:
And in our minds, thy work divine,
Erect thy gracious throne.

As angels in the heav’nly worlds
Thy bless’d commands fulfil;
So may thy creatures here below
Perform thy holy will.

On thee we day by day, depend:
Our daily wants supply;
With truth and virtue feed our souls,
That they may never die.

Extend thy grace to ev’ry fault;
Oh! let thy love forgive.
Teach us divine forgiveness too,
Nor let resentments live.

Where tempting snares bestrew the way,
Permit us not to tread;
Or turn all real evil far
From our unguarded head.

Thy sacred name we would adore
With cheerful humble mind;
And praise thy goodness, pow’r and truth,
Eternal, unconfin’d!