164. 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 ev'ry 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
Title: Father most holy, merciful and loving
Translator: Alfred E. Alston, 1862-1927
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; The Holy Trinity
Source: Latin (c. 10th century)
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Lloyd
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: F Major
Source: "Chartres Antiphonr" (1784)
Copyright: Arrangements © 1996 Keven Mayhew Ltd.
Notes: An alternative accompaniment for unison sing is provided; a lower setting will be found at No. 605

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