Advent Hymnals

066. LIKE AS A FATHER

Church Hymnal 1941,


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

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

3.
Like as a father, ever the same, 
He hath 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 in compassion regardeth our plea; 
In need He cometh, 
Precious His promise: 
Father in heaven forever to be.


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Title Like as a Father
Key E♭ Major
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First Line Like as a father pities his child
Author F. E. Belden
Year 1941
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 God the Father: Love of God
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