3. Father most holy, merciful and loving

1 Father most holy, merciful and loving,
Jesus, redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
life-giving Spirit, comforter most gracious,
God everlasting:

2 Three in a gracious unity unbroken,
one perfect Godhead, bound in love unfailing,
light of the angels, helper of the needy,
hope of all living:

3 Let all creation honour its creator,
let every creature praise you without ceasing!
we too would bring our songs of true devotion;
hear in your mercy!

4 Lord God Almighty, to your name be glory,
One in Three persons, over all exalted;
to you belong all honour, praise, and blessing,
now and for ever.

Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful and loving
Original Language: Latin
Translator: A. E. Alston (1862-1927)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God: Holy Trinity; Doxologies; Trinity Sunday: The Trinity
Source: Latin (c. tenth century)
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTE SANCTORUM
Arranger: David Iliff (born 1939)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: D Major
Source: Paris Antiphoner 1681
Copyright: Arr. © David Iliff



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