Father, Most Holy, Merciful and Tender

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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.



Source: Lutheran Service Book #504

Translator: Percy Dearmer

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… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father most holy, merciful, and tender
Title: Father, Most Holy, Merciful and Tender
Latin Title: O Pater sancte
Translator: Percy Dearmer
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Source: Latin, c. 900
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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CHRISTE SANCTORUM (53432)


HERZLIEBSTER JESU

Partially based on earlier melodies (including the Genevan tune for Psalm 23), HERZ LIEBSTER JESU was composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) and published in his Neues vollkömliches Gesangbuch (1640). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in both his St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, and variou…

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CHRISTE DU BEISTAND


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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #138
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #191Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #436TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #415
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #5
Lutheran Service Book #504Text
Lutheran Worship #175
Small Church Music #1528Audio
Small Church Music #5052Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1557TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #144TextPage Scan
Include 10 pre-1979 instances



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