We bless Thee, God and Father

WE bless Thee, God and Father,
We joy before Thy face;
Beyond dark death for ever,
We share Thy Son's blest place.
He lives a Man before Thee,
In cloudless light above,
In Thine unbounded favour  
Thine everlasting love.

His Father, and our Father,
His God and ours Thou art;
And He is Thy Beloved,
The gladness of Thy heart.
We're His, in joy He brings us
To share His part and place;
To know Thy love and favour,
The shining of Thy face.

Thy love that now enfolds us
Can ne'er wax cold or dim;
In Him that love doth centre,
And we are loved in Him;
In Him Thy love and glory
Find their eternal rest;
The many sons – His brethren –
In Him, how near, how blest!

Alexander Carruthers (1860-1930)
Posted: 19 Aug 2012