Father, who on man dost shower

Father, who on man dost shower
gifts of plenty from thy dower,
t thy people give the power
all thy gifts to use aright.

Give pure happiness in leisure,
temperance in every pleasure,
seemly use of earthly treasure,
bodies clean and spirits bright.

Lift from this and every nation
al that brings us degradation;
quell the forces of temptation;
put thine enemies to flight.

Be with us, thy strength supplying,
that with energy undying,
every foe of man defying,
we may rally to the fight.

Thou who art our Captain ever
lead us on to great endeavor;
may thy Church the world deliver,
give us wisdom, courage, might.

Father, who hast sought and found us,
Son of God, whose love has bound us,
Holy Spirit, in us, round us,
Hear us, Godhead infinite.

Words: Percy Dearmer, 1906

Music: Quem pastores, Charing

Meter: 88 87

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.