Christ My Song - 938
"Abba, Father!" we approach thee - Worship
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Abba, Father!" we approach thee
in our Saviour's precious name;
we, thy children, here assembling,
now the promised blessing claim.
From our sins his blood hath washed us,
't is through him our souls draw nigh;
and thy Spirit too has taught us,
"Abba, Father!" thus to cry. PDF - Midi
2. Once as prodigals we wandered
in our folly far from thee;
but thy grace, o'er sin abounding,
rescued us from misery:
thou thy prodigals hast pardoned,
"kissed us" with a Father's love
"killed the fatted calf," and called us
e'er to dwell with thee above.
3. Clothed in garments of salvation,
at thy table is our place;
we rejoice, and thou rejoicest,
in the riches of thy grace:
"It is meet," we hear thee saying,
"we should merry be and glad,
I have found my once lost children,
now they live, who once were dead."
4. "Abba, Father!" all adore thee,
all rejoice in heaven above;
while in u s they learn the wonders
of thy wisdom, grace, and love.
Soon before thy throne assembled,
all thy children shall proclaim,
"Glory, everlasting glory,
be to God and to the Lamb!"
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 3-4.