860. Father, We Praise You

1 Father, we praise you, now the night is over,
Active and watchful, stand we all before you;
Singing we offer pray'r and meditation:
Thus we adore you.

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

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

Text Information
First Line: Father, we praise you, now the night is over
Title: Father, We Praise You
Latin Title: Nocte Surgentes
Author (attributed to): St. Gregory the Great, 540-604
Translator: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936 (alt.)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Morning
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: D Major
Source: La Feillees Methode du plain-chant 1782

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