1 Father, let us dedicate
all this year to you,
for the service small or great
you would have us do;
not from any painful thing
freedom can we claim,
but in all, that we may bring
glory to your name.

2 Can a child presume to choose
where or how to live?
can a Father's love refuse
all the best to give?
More you give us every day
than we dare to claim,
and our grateful voices say,
'Glory to your name!'

3 If you call us to a cross
and its shadows come
turning all our gain to loss,
shrouding heart and home,
let us think how your dear Son
to his triumph came,
then through pain and tears pray on,
'Glory to your name!'

4 If in mercy you prepare
joyful years ahead,
if through days serene and fair
peaceful paths we tread;
then, whatever life may bring,
let our lips proclaim
and our glad hearts ever sing,
'Glory to your name!'

Jubilate Hymns version of Father, let me dedicate , Lawrence Tuttiett (1825 - 1897)
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