Christ My Song - 931
Oh, our God, how full of blessing - "Abba, Father"
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." (John 20,17)
2. First, and chiefest, and the nearest,
"Father of our Lord" thou art;
in this name, to him the dearest,
we with him by grace have part!
3. "Abba, Father!" in the garden
with strong tears we hear him cry:
his the death that bought our pardon;
his, the soul's deep agony.
4. "Abba, Father!" ere ascending
to the glorious throne above,
was the word we hear him sending
to the children of thy love.
5. Now with cloudless peace abounding,
we with rapture search thy word,
all thy names, this name surrounding,
deeper, richer joys afford.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 52.