24. Father Most Holy

1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit of mercy, Advocate, Defender,
Light never waning;

2 Trinity blessed, Unity unshaken;
Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,
Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,
Hope of all living;

3 Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
lo, all things serve Thee, through Thy whole creation:
hear us, Almighty, hear us as we raise Thee,
heart's adoration.

4 To the almighty triune God be glory:
highest and greatest, help Thou our endeavor;
we, too, would praise Thee, giving honor worthy,
now and forever.

Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful, and tender
Title: Father Most Holy
Latin Title: O Pater Sancte
Translator: Percy Dearmer (1906)
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Revelation and Adoration
Source: Latin, O Pater Sancte, c. 900
Notes: Alternate tune: HERZLIEBSTER JESU, no. 156
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTE SANCTORUM
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Key: D Major
Source: Paris Antiphoner, 1681



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