Oh My Father – Choir, Violin
Composer: James McGranahan
Arranger: Michael Smurthwaite
Lyricist: Eliza R. Snow
Voices: SATB Choir
Description: A personal, worshipful prayer to Heavenly Father, a child’s yearning desire to return to the presence of the Parents of its Spirit where the spirit was born and lived among brothers, sisters and friends.
Oh 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?
For a wise and glorious purpose, thou hast placed me here on earth,
And withheld the recollection of my former friends and birth.
Yet oft times a secret something whispered you’re a stranger here.
And I felt that I had wandered from a more exalted sphere.
When I leave this frail existence. When I lay this mortal by,
Father, Mother may I greet 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.