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.
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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.
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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.”
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“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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Lydia Perez

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Clothed in garments of salvation! At Thy table is our place! :)


George Wright

Salt Lake W, Utah, United States

“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.”

Luke 15: 23-24.

The Son telling us of our Father's loving and excited heart toward us, who were dead in our offenses and sins, we - who have returned to Him alive together with Christ!


Ria Spee

Markham, Ontario, Canada

I will always remember singing this hymn at the first Lord's table with my husband the day after we got married. I especially remember the line, "At Thy table is our place." After the events of the previous day, I could not help myself, but to stand up at the Lord's table and declare, "I don't know where I was yesterday, but I can confidently say today, At Thy table is our place!" I felt so at home at the Lord's table!


Bob

Houston, Texas, United States

“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.


Michael Johnson

Milpitas, CA, United States

Enjoyed the Father while blending in Milpitas!


Beverly Chapman

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Even in us now learn the wonders

Of Thy wisdom, grace & love....


David Miller

Washington, DC, United States

Enjoyed at the Lord's Table of the Church in Washington, DC 10/2/16, praise You Abba Father!


El Paso

El Paso, TX, United States

Enjoyed by the saints in El Paso, TX!!

ABBA FATHER!


Weston Smith

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

I looked up this hymn as I reminisced on the sweet communion service we had growing up in Jamaica.... Wonderful time of worship.


Jimena

Santa Cruz De La Sierra

Enjoyed by the saints in a joint Lord's Day Meeting :)