209. 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
Latin Title: O pater sancte
Author: Anonymous
Translator: Alfred Edward Alston, 1862-1927
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Trinity Sunday
Source: Before 10th century, Latin
Tune Information
Composer: Philippe G. Dubois, 1624-1694
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Key: E♭ Major

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