Advent Hymnals

077. LIKE AS A FATHER

Christ in Song,

1.
Like as a father, pities his child,
So the Lord pities the sinner defiled;
Waiteth in kindness,
Pities our blindness,
Longeth to welcome, tho' often reviled.

2.
Like as a father when we believe,
Merciful Saviour, He waits to receive;
Listens to hear us,
Blesses to cheer us,
Pities whenever His Spirit we grieve.

3.
Like as a father, ever the same,
He that created, and knoweth our frame;
Watcheth the straying,
Guardeth the praying,
Bids us to trust in His Almighty name.

4.
Like as a father, constant is He,
God is our passion regardeth our plea;
In need He cometh, 
Precious His promise;
Father in heaven for ever to be.

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Title Like as a Father
Key E♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line Like as a father, pities his child
Author F. E. Belden
Year 1908
Composer D. S. Hakes
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Tune Like as a father pities his child
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; God: God's Love and Mercy
Texts Psalm 103:13
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