O My Father

First line: When I leave this frail existence / O my Father, thou that dwellest / Oh, my Father, Thou that dwellest / O my Father, thou that dwellest In the high and / O, my Father, thou that dwellest, In that high / O my Father, thou that dwellest In the high and glorious place / O my Father

Original language: English

Words: Eliza R. Snow
Music: James McGranahan


O My Father
, 292


1. O my Father, thou that dwellestIn the high and glorious place,When shall I regain thy presenceAnd again behold thy face?In thy holy habitation,Did my spirit once reside?In my first primeval childhoodWas I nurtured near thy side?
2. For a wise and glorious purposeThou hast placed me here on earthAnd withheld the recollectionOf my former friends and birth;Yet ofttimes a secret somethingWhispered, “You’re a stranger here,”And I felt that I had wanderedFrom a more exalted sphere.
3. I had learned to call thee Father,Thru thy Spirit from on high,But, until the key of knowledgeWas restored, I knew not why.In the heav’ns are parents single?No, the thought makes reason stare!Truth is reason; truth eternalTells me I’ve a mother there.
4. When I leave this frail existence,When I lay this mortal by,Father, Mother, may I meet youIn your royal courts on high?Then, at length, when I’ve completedAll you sent me forth to do,With your mutual approbationLet me come and dwell with you.

O My Father
, 138


1. O my Father, thou that dwellestIn the high and glorious place,When shall I regain thy presence,And again behold thy face?In thy holy habitation,Did my spirit once reside?In my first primeval childhood,Was I nurtured near thy side?
2. For a wise and glorious purposeThou hast placed me here on earth,And withheld the recollectionOf my former friends and birth.Yet ofttimes a secret somethingWhispered, “You’re a stranger here;”And I felt that I had wanderedFrom a more exalted sphere.
3. I had learned to call thee Father,Through thy Spirit from on high;But until the key of knowledgeWas restored, I knew not why.In the heavens are parents single?No; the thought makes reason stare!Truth is reason, truth eternalTells me I’ve a mother there.
4. When I leave this frail existence,When I lay this mortal by,Father, Mother, may I meet youIn your royal courts on high?Then, at length, when I’ve completedAll you sent me forth to do,With your mutual approbationLet me come and dwell with you.

O My Father (Familiar Tune)
, 139


1. O my Father, thou that dwellestIn the high and glorious place,When shall I regain thy presence,And again behold thy face?In thy holy habitation,Did my spirit once reside?In my first primeval childhood,Was I nurtured near thy side?
2. For a wise and glorious purposeThou hast placed me here on earth,And withheld the recollectionOf my former friends and birth,Yet ofttimes a secret somethingWhispered, “You’re a stranger here;”And I felt that I had wanderedFrom a more exalted sphere.
3. I had learned to call thee Father,Through thy Spirit from on high;But until the key of knowledgeWas restored, I knew not why.In the heavens are parents single?No; the thought makes reason stare!Truth is reason, truth eternalTells me I’ve a mother there.
4. When I leave this frail existence,When I lay this mortal by,Father, Mother, may I meet youIn your royal courts on high?Then, at length, when I’ve completedAll you sent me forth to do,With your mutual approbationLet me come and dwell with you.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

X:292 Q:1/4=56 M:3/4 L:1/8 K:G (3(DG)A | B2 B2 (3(BA)G | A2 A2 (3(DF)A | c3 c (3(cB)A | B4 yy

X:28218 Q:1/4=180 M:9/8 L:1/8 K:Ab EA B | c6/2 c6/2 cB A | B6/2 B6/2 EG B | d6/2-d2 d dc B | c6/2-c6/2 yy

O My Father

, no. 200

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

O, My Father

, Jan 2006

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

Contributor: Rachel Mecham Goates

O My Father

, Jan 2009

Arr.: Ann Kapp Andersen

Contributor: Ann Kapp Andersen

O My Father

, Jan 2006

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

O My Father

, 27

O My Father

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Crawford Gates

O My Father

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Crawford Gates

O My Father

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Crawford Gates

O My Father

, 3

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

O My Father

, 2

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 6

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 24

Arr.: Michael F. Moody

O My Father

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 2

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 2

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 292

O My Father

, 292

O My Father

, 4

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Crawford Gates

O My Father

, 2

Artist: Combined Institute choir

O My Father

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father (Familiar Tune)

, no. 15d

O My Father (Familiar Tune)

, 139

O My Father (Familiar Tune, Choir)

, 270

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father (Male Chorus)

, 336

O My Father (Familiar Tune)

, 139

O My Father (Familiar Tune, Choir)

, 270

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father (Male Chorus)

, 336

O My Father (Familiar Tune)

, 139

O My Father (Familiar Tune, Choir)

, 270

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father (Male Chorus)

, 336

O My Father (Familiar Tune)

, 139

O My Father (Familiar Tune, Choir)

, 270

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father (Male Chorus)

, 336

O My Father

, 139

O My Father

, 270

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father

, 336

O My Father, Thou That Dwellest

, no. 347

O My Father

, 22

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Oh, My Father

, 395

Arr.: Evan Stephens

O My Father

, A

Artist: Trinity Mixed Quartet; Olive Kline; Elsie Baker; Lambert Murphy; Clifford Cairns; Evan Stephens (director)

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

, L

Artist: Criterion Quartet; Frank Mellor; John Young; George W. Reardon; Donald Chalmers

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

Artist: Columbia Mixed Quartette

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

Artist: Frank C. Stanley

O My Father

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; Evan Stephens (director)

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

Artist: Frank C. Stanley

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

Artist: Frank C. Stanley

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

Artist: Frank C. Stanley

O My Father, Thou That Dwellest

, 30

X:45116 Q:1/4=180 M:4/4 L:1/4 K:Eb G/2F/2 | E E F E/2F/2 | G e2 d/2c/2 | B3/2 c/2 E F/2G/2 | F3 yy

O My Father

, Jan 1992

Arr.: Brent N. Jorgensen

Contributor: Brent Jorgensen

X:45676 Q:1/4=180 M:4/4 L:1/4 K:C E G G G | E (E/2C/2) D C | E G E G | _B (A/2B/2) G2 yy

O My Father

, Jan 2015

Contributor: Lynne Perry Christofferson

X:46 Q:1/4=100 M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Eb E3 F G2 F2 | A2 G2 FD E2 | c2 B2 A2 G2 | F2 GE B4 | yy

X:17018 Q:1/4=180 M:C L:1/4 K:F F3/2 G/2 A G | B A G/2E/2 F | d c B A | G A/2F/2 c2 yy

O My Father

, 8

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

O My Father

, 8

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

O My Father

, 138

O My Father

, 138

O My Father

, 137

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O My Father, Thou that Dwellest

, 34

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 233

O My Father

, 2

Artist: Choir from Ricks College

O My Father

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

O My Father

, 1

Artist: Relief Society choir

O My Father

, 4

Artist: Wilford Region Choir

O My Father

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

, 47

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

, 48

O my Father

, 4

Artist: J. J. McClellan (organ)

O my Father, thou that dwellest

, 3

Artist: David Reese

O My Father

, 3

Artist: John J. McClellan (organ)

O, my Father

, 5

Artist: John J. McClellan (organ)

Oh, my Father

, 3

Artist: Amelia Margetts

Trans.: Samantha B. DeFoley

O my Father, Thou that dwellest

, 4

Artist: Elihu Call

O my Father

, 2

Artist: Clara Cluff; W. C. Clive (violin)

O my Father, Thou that dwellest

, 3

Artist: Charles Kent

O My Father

, 1671

Artist: Heber J. Grant

O, My Father

, 1676

Artist: Heber J. Grant

O My Father

, 1683

Artist: Heber J. Grant; Evan Stephans (organ)

Unofficial or Local Publications

O My Father

, 49

Unofficial or Local Publications

Invocation (Or the Eternal Father and Mother)

, 1

O, my Father, thou that dwellest

, 130

My Father in Heaven

, Nov 1845