Hymn Selection

348

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1
HOW good and great, O Father,
Thy wondrous thoughts are shown!
Concealed from wise and prudent,
Revealed to babes alone.
But having understanding,
And Spirit-given joy,
To bless Thee, God our Father,
We heart and voice employ.
2
Father, Thine own Son praised Thee,
Of heav'n and earth the Lord!
Thy sovereign operations
Great joy to Thee afford:
For all those coming to Him -
The meek and lowly Man -
Are held by Him for ever,
The fruit of Thy great plan.
3
Each knowing Thee as Father -
Revealed so by the Son -
We share His joy before Thee
In all that Thou hast done.
The Son Thou, Father knowest;
But in that Man so blest,
To whom Thou'st given all things,
Our souls find perfect rest.

W.H. Trowbridge

Tunes for this hymn:

"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."