Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Loving

Father most holy, merciful, and loving

Translator: Alfred E. Alston (1904)
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Father most holy, merciful and loving,
Jesu, Redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
life-giving Spirit, Comforter most gracious,
God everlasting;

2 Three in a wondrous Unity unbroken,
one perfect Godhead, love that never faileth,
light of the angels, succour of the needy,
hope of all living;

3 All thy creation serveth its Creator,
thee every creature praiseth without ceasing;
we too would sing thee 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 honour, praise and blessing,
now and for ever.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #627

Translator: Alfred E. Alston

Alston, Alfred Edward, son of E. G. Alston, Queen's Advocate at Sierra Leone, born in 1862, and educated at St. Paul's School and Gloucester Theo. Coll. D. 1886; P. 1887; Curate of St. Mark's, Gloucester, 1886-7; and since 1887 Rector of Framingham-Earl, with Bixley. In 1904 the following Carols by Mr. Alston, with Tunes by Robin H. Legge, were included in the Clumber Hymnal:— 1. Cometh the day when the gloom fled away. [Purification B. V. M.] Written in 1894, and published by Novello & Co. the same year in Twelve New Christmas Carols, by A. E. Alston and R. H. Legge. 2. Cometh the night when the Lord of light. [Christmas Eve.] Written in 1890, and published in Novello's Christmas Carols, No. 237. 3. Herod the king i… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #9979
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ancient and Modern #627

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #173

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Common Praise #419


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #164

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CPWI Hymnal #209

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #94


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #3

Hymns Old and New #123

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #6

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Rejoice in the Lord #617


The Cyber Hymnal #9979

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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