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From the heav'ns above

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

From the heav'ns above,
Our God in mercy mild,
With a father's love,
Looks down on ev'ry child;

Hears his ev'ry pray'r;
Is faithful day and night;
With a father's care,
Surrounds his steps with light;

With a father's hand,
Provides his daily bread;
Anxious cares demand
In vain to rack his head.

Youth, this speaks to you;
In him your pleasure find;
Yield him, tribute due,
Your love, your strength, your mind.


Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wilhelm Hey (1789 - 1854)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Friedrich Silcher. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Johann Wilhelm Hey (1789 - 1854) , title unknown ENG by Friedrich Silcher, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Gary Bachlund.

Text added to the website: 2004-11-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 16
Word count: 73

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