Father, to thee my soul I lift (Joel Thorne)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-11-21). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 33 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The alto part in the present edition from bar 8 to the penultimate crotchet of bar 10 is printed in the source as a second treble part on the tenor stave, with a change of clef to indicate that it should be sung at treble pitch.
Title: Father, to thee my soul I lift
Composer: Joel Thorne
Lyricist: Charles Wesley
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
First published: 1833 in Thomas Hawkes' A Collection of Tunes, Watchet, p. 7
Description: The order of staves in the source is Alto - Tenor - Soprano - Bass, with the alto part notated in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. No text is underlaid in the source, although Hymns 123 and 435 (of the Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists) are specified. The present text is that of Hymn 435: the alternative text, Hymn 123, is 'Let the redeemed give thanks and praise'.
Original text and translations
Father, to thee my soul I lift,
My soul on thee depends;
Convinc'd that ev'ry perfect gift
From thee alone descends.
Mercy and grace are thine alone,
And pow'r, and wisdom too;
Without the Spirit of thy Son
We nothing good can do.
Thou all our works in us hast wrought,
Our good is all divine:
The praise of ev'ry virtuous thought
And righteous word is thine.
From thee, through Jesus, we receive
The pow'r on thee to call;
In whom we are, and move, and live;
Our God is all in all.