Father, Cheer Our Souls Tonight

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


1. Father, cheer our souls tonight;

Lift our burdens, make them light.

Let thine all-pervading love

Shine upon us from above.

2. Calm the surges of the soul;

Bid the dark waves backward roll.

Let us all thy mercies feel

Thru the pow’r thou dost reveal.

3. Bless our loved ones far away;

Grant them health and peace, we pray.

In their hearts let holy light

Beam to guide their steps aright.

4. Let implicit faith and trust

Help us know thy ways are just.

May thine ever-tender love

Lead our hearts to thee above.

Text: Ellis Reynolds Shipp, 1847–1939

Music: Orlando Gibbons, 1583–1625, alt.

Doctrine and Covenants 61:36–37

Proverbs 3:5–6, 23–26