Father Of All Whose Cares Extend


Father of all! whose cares extend
To earth’s remotest shore!
Through every age Thy praise ascends;
Let every heart adore!

What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns me not to do:
This teach me more than death to shun,
That more than life pursue.

If I am right, Thy grace impart,
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, oh teach my heart,
To find that better way!

Save me alike from foolish pride,
Or impious discontent,
At aught Thy wisdom has denied,
Or aught Thy goodness lent.

Teach me to feel another’s woe,
To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.

This day, be bread and peace my lot;
But all else beneath the sun,
Thou knowest if best bestowed or not;
And let Thy will be done.