O My Father

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Lyrics

  1. 1. O my Father, thou that dwellest
    In the high and glorious place,
    When shall I regain thy presence
    And again behold thy face?
    In thy holy habitation,
    Did my spirit once reside?
    In my first primeval childhood
    Was I nurtured near thy side?
  2. 2. For a wise and glorious purpose
    Thou hast placed me here on earth
    And withheld the recollection
    Of my former friends and birth;
    Yet ofttimes a secret something
    Whispered, “You’re a stranger here,”
    And I felt that I had wandered
    From a more exalted sphere.
  3. 3. I had learned to call thee Father,
    Thru thy Spirit from on high,
    But, until the key of knowledge
    Was restored, I knew not why.
    In the heav’ns are parents single?
    No, the thought makes reason stare!
    Truth is reason; truth eternal
    Tells me I’ve a mother there.
  4. 4. When I leave this frail existence,
    When I lay this mortal by,
    Father, Mother, may I meet you
    In your royal courts on high?
    Then, at length, when I’ve completed
    All you sent me forth to do,
    With your mutual approbation
    Let me come and dwell with you.
  5. Text: Eliza R. Snow, 1804–1887
    Music: James McGranahan, 1840–1907
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
292
Music
James McGranahan, 1840–1907.
Text
Eliza R. Snow, 1804–1887.
Scriptures
Romans 8:16–17, Acts 17:28–29 (22–31)
Meter
8 7 8 7 D
Topic
Comfort, Exaltation, Fatherhood, Funeral, God the Father, Home, Motherhood, Plan of Salvation, Premortal Life
Tune
My Redeemer
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
O Bapaku (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
132
Dansk
O min Fader (Salmebog)
189
Deutsch
O mein Vater (Gesangbuch)
190
Español
Oh mi Padre (Himnos)
187
Français
O mon Père (Cantiques)
185
Gagana Samoa
Lo‘u Tamā e (Viiga)
178
Latviešu Valoda
Ak, mans Tēvs! (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
180
Lea Fakatonga
ʻE Tamai ʻi Hēvani ē
185
Lietuvių Kalba
Tėve iš dangaus tėvynės (Giesmynas)
162
Magyar
Én jó Atyám (Himnuszoskönyv)
182
Norsk
O, min Fader (Salmebok)
150
Português
Ó Meu Pai (Hinário)
177
Q'eqchi'
At Yuwaʼ
188
Reo Tahiti
Tō’u Metua
178
Română
Tatăl meu (Imnuri)
185
Suomi
Taivaan Isä (Laulukirja)
184
Svenska
O min Fader (Psalmboken)
190
Tagalog
Aking Ama (Himnaryo)
182
Български
О, мой Отче (Сборник химни)
179
Русский
О, Небесный мой Отец (Книга гимнов)
183
Українська
У небеснім світлім краї (Збірник гімнів)
179
ภาษาไทย
โอ้ พระบิดา (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
142
한국어
오 높은 영광 보좌에 (찬송가)
139
中文
聖哉天父 (聖詩選輯)
182
日本語
高きに栄えて (賛美歌集)
180
 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance

Watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform an arrangement of this hymn.