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O God, Almighty Father

Representative Text

1 O God, almighty Father,
Creator of all things,
The heavens stand in wonder,
While earth your glory sings.

O most holy Trinity,
Undivided unity,
Holy God, mighty God,
God immortal, be adored!

2 O Jesus, Word incarnate,
Redeemer most adored,
All glory, praise, and honor;
Be yours, O sov'reign Lord. [Refrain]

3 O God, the Holy Spirit,
Who lives within our soul,
Send forth your light and lead us
To our eternal goal. [Refrain]

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #421

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Translator: Irvin M. Udulutsch

(no biographical information available about Irvin M. Udulutsch.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, almighty Father, Creator of all things
Title: O God, Almighty Father
Original Language: German
Translator: Irvin M. Udulutsch
Author: Anonymous
Meter: with refrain
Source: Gott Vater sei gepriesen
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O most holy Trinity, undivided unity
Copyright: Trans. © 1959, The Liturgical Press



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #258

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #697

TextPage Scan

Catholic Book of Worship III #421

Gather (3rd ed.) #566

Gather Comprehensive #479

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #485

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #357

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #451

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #337

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #464

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #660

Worship (3rd ed.) #484

Worship (4th ed.) #551

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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