The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Father, Let Me Dedicate

For New Year's Day

Words: Rev. L. Tuttlett, 1864

Music: "Father, Let Me Dedicate," Sir G. A. Macfarren
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: 75 75 75 75

Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern. London: William Clowes and Sons, Ltd., 1922, #74, pp. 72-3.

1. Father, let me dedicate
    All this year to Thee,
In whatever worldly state
    Thou wilt have me be:
Not from sorrow, pain, or care
    Freedom dare I claim;
This alone shall be my prayer,
    Glorify Thy Name.

2. Can a child presume to choose
    Where or how to live?
Can a Father love refuse
    All the best to give?
More Thou givest every day
    Than the best can claim,
Nor withholdest aught that may
    Glorify Thy Name.

3. If in mercy Thou wilt spare
    Joys that yet are mine;
If on life, serene and fair,
    Brighter rays may shine;
Let my glad heart, while it sings,
    Thee in all proclaim,
And, whate'er the future brings,
    Glorify Thy Name.

4. If Thou callest to the Cross,
    And its shadow come,
Turning all my gain to loss,
    Shrouding heart and home;
Let me think how Thy dear Son
    To His glory came,
And in deepest woe pray on,
    "Glorify Thy name."

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