Abba, Father, we approach Thee

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"Abba, Father," we approach Thee
  In our Savior's precious name.
We, Thy children, here assembling,
  Now the promised blessing claim.
From our guilt His blood has washed us,
  'Tis through Him our souls draw nigh,
And Thy Spirit too has taught us
  "Abba, Father," thus to cry.
2
Once as prodigals we wandered,
  In our folly, far from Thee;
But Thy grace, o'er sin abounding,
  Rescued us from misery.
Clothed in garments of salvation
  At Thy table is our place;
We rejoice, and Thou rejoicest,
  In the riches of Thy grace.
3
Thou the prodigal hast pardoned,
  "Kissed us" with a Father's love;
"Killed the fatted calf," and made us
  Fit Thy purpose to approve.
"It is meet," we hear Thee saying,
  "We should merry be and glad;
I have found My once-lost children,
  Now they live who once were dead."
4
"Abba, Father," we adore Thee,
  While the hosts in heaven above
E'en in us now learn the wonders
  Of Thy wisdom, grace, and love.
Soon before Thy throne assembled,
  All Thy children shall proclaim
Abba's love shown in redemption,
  And how full is Abba's name!
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Anonymous

Enjoyed by the Church in San Antonio on 4/5/15 Lord's table.


Anonymous

Enjoyed by the saints in the church in Irving at the Lords table meeting 3/8/15.


Anonymous

Enjoyed by the saints in Hall 5 by UCLA of the church in Los Angeles on 10/5/14. How full is Abba's name!


Robin

Thank You Father for the sending the Spirit into our heart who cries Abba Father. Thank You Father for Your rich mercy and grace.


Sunil Thomas

Houston, TX, United States

Sung on Lord's day 02/09/2014


Lukas Link

Bensheim, Germany

The melody is also the official melody of the German national anthem. Was a big suprise when we sang it first with brothers in the US.


Richard Arnold

Austin, Texas, United States

James G. Deck the composer of this hymn was a member of the Brethren assembly in Riwaka, Nelson Province, New Zealand. Praise the Lord for such a gift to the Body.


NNAEMEKA ONYENEKWE

Nigeria

This hymn transmits a continuous flow of the Spirit.


sam raj

Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

The lyrics and the tune are just beautiful. It's truly uplifting.


Timothy Jubb

Loxahatch, Florida, United States

I love this song. Very important to me.