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Composer: David Evans Meter: Appears in 133 hymnals Matching Instances: 130 Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 53432 13455 65567 Used With Text: Father, We Praise Thee


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Father, we praise thee, now the night is over

Author: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936; St. Gregory, 540-604 Appears in 79 hymnals Matching Instances: 42 Lyrics: 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. A-men. 3 All-holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit, Trinity blessèd, send us thy salvation; Thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding Through all creation. Amen. Topics: The Church Worship - Morning Used With Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM

Christ is the World's Light

Author: Fred Pratt Green Meter: Appears in 31 hymnals Matching Instances: 24 First Line: Christ is the world's light, Christ and none other Lyrics: 1 Christ is the world's light, Christ and none other; born in our darkness, he became our brother-- if we have seen him, we have seen the Father: Glory to God on high! 2 Christ is the world's peace, Christ and none other; no one can serve him, and despise another. Who else unites us, one in God the Father? Glory to God on high! 3 Christ is the world's life, Christ and none other; sold once for silver, murdered here, our brother-- he, who redeems us, reigns with God the Father: Glory to God on high! 4 Give God the glory, God and none other; give God the glory, Spirit, Son, and Father; give God the glory, God with us, my brother: Glory to God on high! Topics: Prejudice Scripture: Matthew 1:23 Used With Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM

Father Most Holy

Author: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936 Meter: Appears in 26 hymnals Matching Instances: 7 First Line: Father most holy, merciful and tender Lyrics: 1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender, Jesus our Saviour, with the Father reigning; Spirit all kindly, Advocate, defender, Light never waning; 2 Trinity sacred, 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 all ruling triune God be glory; Highest and greatest, help thou our endeavor, We too would praise thee, giving honor worthy, Now and forever. Amen. Topics: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales; Godhead Scripture: Revelation 4:8 Used With Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM Text Sources: Latin Hymn c. 10th Century


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ലോ-ക ദീപ്തി യേശു, മറ്റാരു-മേ-യില്ല

Author: Fred P. Green; Simon Zachariah Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #14970 Meter: Lyrics: 1 ലോ-ക ദീപ്തി യേശു, മറ്റാരു-മേ-യില്ല ക-ഷ്ടത മാറ്റാൻ സോ-ദരനായ് തീർ-ന്നു ത-ന്നെ കണ്ടെത്തിയോർ താതനെ കണ്ടെ-ത്തി മ-ഹത്വം താ-ത-നു! 2 ലോ-ക ശാന്തി യേശു മറ്റാരു-മേ-യില്ല സേ-വിപ്പോർക്കെല്ലാം അന്യദൈവമില്ല ആർ വിടുവിക്കും ദൈവപിതാവല്ലാതെ മ-ഹത്വം താ-ത-നു! 3 ലോ-ക ജീവൻ യേശു മറ്റാരു-മേ-യില്ല വെ-ള്ളിക്കായ് വിറ്റു, യാഗമായി തീർ-ന്നു വീ-ണ്ടെടുത്തു നമ്മെ താതനൊത്തു വാഴാൻ മ-ഹത്വം താ-ത-നു! 4 നൽ-കാ മഹ-ത്വം ദൈവത്തിനു മാത്രം താ-തന്നും പുത്രാ-ത്മക്കൾക്കുമെ എന്നും നൽ-കാ മഹ-ത്വം ഇമ്മാനുവേലിന്നു മ-ഹത്വം താ-ത-നു! Languages: Malayalam Tune Title: CHRISTE SANCTORUM

The Cross Of Christ

Author: Charles L. Ford Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #10808 Meter: First Line: A heart, O God, that pain nor sorrow tireth Lyrics: 1 A heart, O God, that pain nor sorrow tireth, I see Thy will demands, my good requireth; May I this task, not thoughtless, but discerning, Be daily learning. 2 How oft, when murmuring at what Heav’n hath granted, We still but pluck the thorns our folly planted, "Christ’s cross" our own desert for sinful falling, Profanely calling. 3 But is his pain, Thy holy law who spurneth, Nor seeks Thy fear, nor Thy obedience learneth, Nor rues, but for some broken earthly bubble, A Christian trouble? 4 Yet even when Thou scourgest, Thy sweet pity Woos us again to the eternal city; Thou com’st to wake us from our sinful sleeping By pain and weeping. 5 But if I walk unblamed in all uprightness, The darkest cloud shall turn for me to brightness; Thou rulest, Lord! and all Thy paths are tending To good unending. 6 A pilgrim and a stranger now I wander, I seek not here my bliss—I find it yonder; O blessèd counterpoise! this moment’s sorrow— That bright tomorrow! 7 And if I causeless suffer, undeserving, For Christ’s dear sake, ne’er from His precepts swerving, Then safe I look, with all the ransomed nation, For His salvation. 8 Frail child of dust am I, by troubles driven; Yet in my need I lift my heart to Heaven; From thence firm trust and confidence I borrow For every sorrow. 9 Lift up thine eyes! Who guides yon orbèd motion? Who saith, "No further!" to the feet of ocean? Is He thy helper only? and not rather Thy tenderest Father? 10 He is all wise: wouldst thou His knowledge measure? Seek why He sends pain when thou choosest pleasure? Thou know’st not now; but thou shalt find hereafter For weeping, laughter. 11 Heav’nward He lifts us by this present grieving, That we, His Spirit’s holiness receiving, May soothe and bind, by strength to us imparted, The broken hearted. 12 The cross of Christ makes wise by patient bearing; Patience experience works; experience daring; A heart that dares in every conflict’s lightest: Hope for the brightest! Languages: English Tune Title: CHRISTE SANCTORUM

Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Loving

Author: Alfred E. Alston Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #9979 Meter: Lyrics: 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 wondrous unity unbroken, One perfect God-head, love that never faileth, Light of the angels, succor of the needy, Hope of all living. 3 All Thy creation serveth its creator; Thee every creature praiseth without ceasing; We, too, would sing the 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 honor, praise, and blessing, Now and forever. Languages: English Tune Title: CHRISTE SANCTORUM


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Percy Dearmer

1867 - 1936 Translator of "Father, We Praise Thee" in The Presbyterian Hymnal Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by the Aurora lucis, p. 95, but practically original. 2. Father, Who on man dost shower. Temperance. 3. God, we thank Thee, not in vain. Burial. 4. Holy God, we offer here. Holy Communion. 5. Jesu, good above all other. For Children. 6. Lord, the wind and sea obey Thee. For those at Sea. 7. The winter's sleep was long and deep. St. Philip and St. James. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Pope Gregory I

540 - 604 Person Name: Gregory the Great Author (attr.) of "Father, We Praise Thee" in The Presbyterian Hymnal Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and accordingly, when his father died, he devoted the whole of the large fortune that he inherited to religious uses. He founded no less than six monasteries in Sicily, as well as one on the site of his own house at Rome, to which latter he retired himself in the capacity of a Benedictine monk, in 575. In 577 the then Pope, Benedict I, made him one of the seven Cardinal Deacons who presided over the seven principal divisions of Rome. The following year Benedict's successor, Pelagius II, sent him on an embassy of congratulation to the new emperor Tiberius, at Constantinople. After six years' residence at Constantinople he returned to Rome. It was during this residence at Rome, before he was called upon to succeed Pelagius in the Papal chair, that his interest was excited in the evangelization of Britain by seeing some beautiful children, natives of that country, exposed for sale in the slave-market there ("non Angli, sed Angeli"). He volunteered to head a mission to convert the British, and, having obtained the Pope's sanction for the enterprise, had got three days' journey on his way to Britain when he was peremptorily recalled by Pelagius, at the earnest demand of the Roman people. In 590 he became Pope himself, and, as is well known, carried out his benevolent purpose towards Britain by the mission of St. Augustine, 596. His Papacy, upon which he entered with genuine reluctance, and only after he had taken every step in his power to be relieved from the office, lasted until 604, when he died at the early age of fifty-five. His Pontificate was distinguished by his zeal, ability, and address in the administration of his temporal and spiritual kingdom alike, and his missionaries found their way into all parts of the known world. In Lombardy he destroyed Arianism; in Africa he greatly weakened the Donatists; in Spain he converted the monarch, Reccared: while he made his influence felt even in the remote region of Ireland, where, till his day, the native Church had not acknowledged any allegiance to the See of Rome. He advised rather than dictated to other bishops, and strongly opposed the assumption of the title of "Universal Patriarch" by John the Faster of Constantinople, on the ground that the title had been declined by the Pope himself at the Council of Chalcedon, and declared his pride in being called the “Servant of God's Servants." He exhibited entire toleration for Jews and heretics, and his disapproval of slavery by manumitting all his own slaves. The one grave blot upon his otherwise upright and virtuous character was his gross flattery in congratulating Phocas on his accession to the throne as emperor in 601, a position the latter had secured with the assistance of the imperial army in which he was a centurion, by the murder of his predecessor Mauricius (whose six sons had been slaughtered before their father's eyes), and that of the empress Constantina and her three daughters. Gregory's great learning won for him the distinction of being ranked as one of the four Latin doctors, and exhibited itself in many works of value, the most important of which are his Moralium Libri xxxv., and his two books of homilies on Ezekiel and the Gospels. His influence was also great as a preacher and many of his sermons are still extant, and form indeed no inconsiderable portion of his works that have come down to us. But he is most famous, perhaps, for the services he rendered to the liturgy and music of the Church, whereby he gained for himself the title of Magister Caeremoniarum. His Sacramentary, in which he gave its definite form to the Sacrifice of the Mass, and his Antiphonary, a collection which he made of chants old and new, as well as a school called Orplianotrophium, which he established at Rome for the cultivation of church singing, prove his interest in such subjects, and his success in his efforts to render the public worship of his day worthy of Him to Whom it was addressed. The Gregorian Tones, or chants, with which we are still familiar after a lapse of twelve centuries, we owe to his anxiety to supersede the more melodious and flowing style of church music which is popularly attributed to St. Ambrose, by the severer and more solemn monotone which is their characteristic. The contributions of St. Gregory to our stores of Latin hymns are not numerous, nor are the few generally attributed to him quite certainly proved to be his. But few as they are, and by whomsoever written, they are most of them still used in the services of the Church. In character they are well wedded to the grave and solemn music which St. Gregory himself is supposed to have written for them. The Benedictine editors credit St. Gregory with 8 hymns, viz. (1) “Primo dierum omnium;" (2) "Nocte surgentes vigilemus;" (3) "Ecce jam noctis tenuatur tunbra;" (4) “Clarum decus jejunii;" (5) "Audi benigne conditor;" (6) "Magno salutis gaudio;" (7) “Rex Christe factor omnium;" (8) "Lucis Creator Optime." Daniel in his vol. i. assigns him three others. (9) “Ecce tempus idoneum;" (10) "Summi largitor praemii;" (11) "Noctis tempus jam praeterit." For translations of these hymns see under their respective first lines. (For an elaborate account of St. Gregory, see Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography.) [Rev. Digby S. Wrangham, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =================== Gregory I., St., Pope, p. 469, i. We have been unable to discover any grounds which justified the Benedictine editors and Daniel in printing certain hymns (see p. 470, i.) as by St. Gregory. Modern scholars agree in denying him a place among hymnwriters; e.g., Mr. F. H. Dudden, in his Gregory the Great (London, 1905, vol. i.,p. 276), says "The Gregorian authorship of these compositions [the hymns printed by the Benedictine editors] however cannot be maintained... Gregory contributed ... nothing at all to the sacred music and poetry of the Roman Church." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

David Evans

1874 - 1948 Harmonizer of "CHRISTE SANCTORUM" in The Presbyterian Hymnal David Evans (b. Resolven, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1874; d. Rosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales, 1948) was an important leader in Welsh church music. Educated at Arnold College, Swansea, and at University College, Cardiff, he received a doctorate in music from Oxford University. His longest professional post was as professor of music at University College in Cardiff (1903-1939), where he organized a large music department. He was also a well-known and respected judge at Welsh hymn-singing festivals and a composer of many orchestral and choral works, anthems, service music, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman


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Small Church Music

Editors: Gregory the Great Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity ( or Song Surgeon ( (see for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  


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