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Father, Let Me Dedicate Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "Father, let me dedicate, all this year to Thee, In whatever worldly state Thou wilt have me be:" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Father, Let Me Dedicate " hymn were written by its English author Lawrence Tuttiett. The author of the hymn, Lawrence Tuttiett, was born on October 31, 1825 and died on June 21, 1897. The melodious music that accompanies the "Father, Let Me Dedicate " song of praise was composed by George Alexander Macfarren.  The composer of the music to the "Father, Let Me Dedicate " hymn, George Alexander Macfarren, was born on March 2, 1813 and died on October 31, 1887. We have placed "Father, Let Me Dedicate " in the category of New Year Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Father, Let Me Dedicate Hymn
Title: Father, Let Me Dedicate *** Name of Composer: George Alexander Macfarren *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Lawrence Tuttiett *** Hymns Category: New Year Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "Father, Let Me Dedicate " lyrics, Lawrence Tuttiett (October 31, 1825-June 21, 1897), was born in Colyton, Devonshire, England and achieved fame as a poet, teacher, theological author and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Father, Let Me Dedicate ", George Alexander Macfarren (March 2, 1813-October 31, 1887), was born in Westminster, London, England and became famous as a professor, conductor, composer and musician. He was knighted in 1883.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Father, Let Me Dedicate
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Lawrence Tuttiett (October 31, 1825 to June 21, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: George Alexander Macfarren (March 2, 1813 to October 31, 1887)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Father, let me dedicate, all this year to Thee, In whatever worldly state Thou wilt have me be:"
First Publication Date: 1864

 

Father, Let Me Dedicate Lyrics

Father, let me dedicate, all this year to Thee,
In whatever worldly state Thou wilt have me be:
Not from sorrow, pain or care, freedom dare I claim;
This alone shall be my prayer, glorify Thy Name.

Can a child presume to choose where or how to live?
Can a Father's love refuse all the best to give?
More Thou givest every day than the best can claim
Nor withholdest aught that may glorify Thy Name.

If in mercy Thou wilt spare joys that yet are mine;
If on life, serene and fair, brighter rays may shine;
Let my glad heart, while it sings, Thee in all proclaim,
And, whate'er the future brings, glorify Thy Name.

If Thou callest to the cross, and its shadow come,
Turning all my gain to loss, shrouding heart and home;
Let me think how Thy dear Son to His glory came,
And in deepest woe pray on, "Glorify Thy Name."

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