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How blessed are we, that God of us - The Father loveth you (Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Father loveth you.

1. How blessed are we, that God of us
  vouchsafes to be so heedful,
providing for our daily use
  whatever things are needful!
    All things are his,
    whose Father is
  the God who ever liveth,
  and every good gift giveth.

2. What though we roam the wide world o'er,
  and have no earthly treasure,
our Father's love can give us more
  than worlds of wealth can measure.
    We need not fear,
    though we have here
  but little food and raiment,
  nor aught to give in payment.

3. He who for us so much hath done
  to purchase our salvation,
who gave his own belovèd Son
  for our propitiation;
    he who bestows
    such love on foes,
  will he, our God and Father,
  not care for us much rather?

4. Before a throne of grace we may
  present ourselves with boldness,
nor fear that he will turn away
  his face from us with coldness.
    He will and can
    hear every man,
  who offers his petition
  with faith and true contrition.

5. In Jesus Christ the Father's heart
  is open to receive us;
we fly to it, when inward smart
  and outward troubles grieve us;
    there we may rest
    secure and blessed,
  exposed no more to dangers,
  to care and sorrow strangers.

6. Think ye the near approach of death
  can make our hearts feel sadly?
Ah no! when "Come" the Father saith,
  we will go home right gladly;
    far better 't were
    that we were there!
  "O would that he would call us!"
  we sigh, when griefs befall us.

7. He loveth us, that is enough
  to fill our hearts with gladness,
he loveth us, that is enough
  to chase away all sadness.
    Lord, grant that we
    may also thee
  love with a love unceasing,
  yea, every day increasing!

Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica I, 1863, 97-99.
Translated from the German Wohl uns, der Vater hat uns lieb - Der Vater hat euch lieb
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.

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