Father, Let Me Dedicate Lyrics
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.
Can a child presume to choose where or how to live?
Can a Father's 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.
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.
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."
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Father, Let Me Dedicate ", George Alexander Macfarren (March 2, 1813-October 31, 1887), was born in Westminster, London, England and became famous as a professor, conductor, composer and musician. He was knighted in 1883.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Father, Let Me Dedicate
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Lawrence Tuttiett (October 31, 1825 to June 21, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: George Alexander Macfarren (March 2, 1813 to October 31, 1887)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Father, let me dedicate, all this year to Thee, In whatever worldly state Thou wilt have me be:"
First Publication Date: 1864