763. L. M. S. S. H. Book. God -- Our Father.
1 Great God! and wilt thou condescend
To be my Father and my Friend?
I but a child, and thou so high,
The Lord of earth and air and sky!
2 Art thou my Father? -- Let me be
A meek, obedient child to thee;
And try, in every deed and thought,
To serve and please thee as I ought.
3 Art thou my Father? -- I'll depend
Upon the care of such a friend;
And only wish to do and be
Whatever seemeth good to thee.
4 Art thou my Father? -- Then, at last,
When all my days on earth are past,
Send down and take me, in thy love,
To be thy better child above.