504. Father Most Holy

1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit of comfort, advocate, defender,
Light never waning;

2 Trinity blessed, unity unshaken,
Goodness unbounded, very God of heaven,
Light of the angels, joy of those forsaken,
Hope of all living,

3 Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
All for Thy worship were and are created;
Now, as we also worship Thee devoutly,
Hear Thou our voices.

4 Lord God Almighty, unto Thee be glory,
One in three persons, over all exalted!
Glory we offer, praise Thee and adore Thee,
Now and forever.

Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful, and tender
Title: Father Most Holy
Translator: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Scripture: Isaiah 6:2-3; 2 Corinthians 3:14; Psalm 145:10; Psalm 145:21; Psalm 86:12
Topic: Hymn of Invocation
Source: Latin, c. 10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTE SANCTORUM
Arranger: Joseph Herl, b. 1959
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: D Major
Source: Antiphoner Paris, 1681
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House



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