Eternal Father, When to Thee
Words by Hervey D. Ganse 1872
Music by William Knapp 1738
Eternal Father, when to Thee, Beyond all worlds,
by faith I soar, Before They boundless majesty
I stand in silence, and adore.
But Savior, Thou art by my side; Thy voice I hear,
Thy face I see: Thou art my Friend, my daily Guide;
God over all, yet God with me.
And Thou, great Spirit, in my heart, Dost make Thy Temple day by day;
The Holy Ghost of God Thou art,
Yet dwellest in this house of clay.
Blest Trinity, in whom alone All things created move or rest,
High in the heav’ns Thou has thy throne;
Thou hast Thy throne within my breast.
This hymn was found in Church and Sunday School Hymnal Supplement, Mennonite Publishing House Scottdale, PA 1911.