For Our Devotions, Father

Author: Henry W. Naisbitt
Composer: Joseph G. Fones


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For Our Devotions, Father

Hymns (1948, 1979), no. 107

1. For our devotions, Father, we Invoke Thy Spirit us to aid; From worldly thoughts, oh set us free, To trust the promise Jesus made, To trust the promise Jesus made: “When in my name, but two or three Shall meet, I there will surely be! Shall meet, I there will surely be.”

2. In Sabbath hours, what peace, what rest, What food, what life, dost Thou impart! One day in seven,—of days the best,— This order shows how wise Thou art, This order shows how wise Thou art. O precious boon, when Saints can meet As one around the mercy seat! As one around the mercy seat!

3. Pass to each one the broken bread, Give each the cup,—a token true; Disciples by the Priesthood led In the true gospel, old, yet new, In the true gospel, old, yet new. What strength in covenants so renewed, And with the Spirit’s life imbued! And with the Spirit’s life imbued!

4. And when the word comes clothed in power, Truth gives its sure unerring sound; Comes there a more refreshing shower In all of duty’s sacred round? In all of duty’s sacred round? From benediction Saints retire, And hearts are warmed by new desire! And hearts are warmed by new desire!