76. Father, We Praise Thee

1 Father, we praise thee, now the night is over.
Active and watchful, stand we all before Thee;
Singing we offer prayer and meditation;
Thus we adore Thee.

2 Monarch of all things, fit us for Thy mansions;
Banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
Bring us to heaven, where Thy saints united
Joy without ending.

3 All holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us Thy salvation;
Thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
Through all creation.

Text Information
First Line: Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over
Title: Father, We Praise Thee
Latin Title: Nocte surgentes
Author (attributed to): Gregory I, 540-604
Translator: P. Dearmer, 1867-1936
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Source: English Hymnal
Tune Information
Arranger: R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: D Major
Source: Antiphoner, Paris, 1681; Arr.: English Hymnal

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