Words: Lo­am­mi J. Ware, 19th Cen­tu­ry, alt.

Music: Flemming, , 1811; Flem­ming wrote the tune for male voice­s for part of Hor­ace’s ode In­te­ger Vi­tae; it was first pub­lished as a hymn tune in the 1875 edi­tion of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Psalm­ist.

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a pic­ture of Lo­am­mi Ware or Fried­rich Flem­ming

Father Almighty, bless us with Thy blessing,
Answer in love Thy children’s supplication;
Hear Thou our prayer, the spoken and unspoken;
Hear us, O Father.

Shepherd of souls, who bringest all who seek Thee
To pastures green, beside the peaceful waters;
Tenderest Guide, in ways of cheerful duty,
Lead us, good Shepherd.

Father of mercy, from Thy watch and keeping
No place can part, nor hour of time remove us;
Give us Thy good, and save us from our evil,
Infinite Sprit!