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627. Father most holy, merciful and loving

1 Father most holy, merciful and loving,
Jesu, Redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
life-giving Spirit, Comforter most gracious,
God everlasting;

2 Three in a wondrous Unity unbroken,
one perfect Godhead, love that never faileth,
light of the angels, succour of the needy,
hope of all living;

3 All thy creation serveth its Creator,
thee every creature praiseth without ceasing;
we too would sing thee psalms of true devotion:
hear, we beseech thee.

4 Lord God Almighty, unto thee be glory,
One in Three Persons, over all exalted.
Thine, as is meet, be honour, praise and blessing,
now and for ever.

Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful and loving
Author: Alfred Edward Alston (1862-1927)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Trinity; Creation; Devotion (1 more...)
Source: Based on O Pater sancte mitis atque pie, (Latin, before 10th century)
Tune Information
Name: ISTE CONFESSOR
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: d minor
Source: Poitiers Antiphoner, 1746



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