Christ My Song - 744
Father, thou needest not our praise - Old hymn of praise
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Old hymn of praise.
(From the Latin.)
“Nil laudibus nostris eges,
sed filios amas, Pater.”
1. Father, thou needest not our praise,
yet for thy children thou dost care,
and willest that thy heavenly grace
should come in answer to their prayer. (PDF - Midi)
2. The silence of the awful night
singeth thy wisdom's depths above;
the splendour of the day proclaims
the boundless radiance of thy love.
3. O'erwhelmed with miracles like these,
the mind gives way, the voice departs;
yet love refuses to be dumb,
glowing within our heart of hearts.
4. Let it break forth in mindful song,
nor, Father, in thy praise be dumb,
O thou who this life's ills dost soothe,
and pledgest the rewards to come.
5. To these our loving spirits turn,
but the weak flesh doth earthward tend –
Jesus, the path that leads to thee
help us to follow to the end!
Horatius Bonar, "Until the Day break", 1890, 141-142.