Father, who dost Thy children feed

Father, who dost Thy children feed

Author: George Body
Tune: STELLA (English)
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1. Father, who dost Thy children feed
With manna rainèd from above;
Who dost the saving chalice give,
Filled by Thy hand in wondrous love:
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

2. O Word made flesh, whom we adore,
The living Bread sent down from Heav’n,
Whose wondrous passion here shown forth
Is the great pledge of sin forgiven;
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

3. O Holy Spirit, who dost reign
These earthly elements to bless,
Making the bread His flesh to be,
The wine His blood, as we confess;
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

4. Ye holy angels, who, with us,
Around God’s altar lowly bow,
Adoring there the Crucified,
Whose precious death is pleaded now,
O praise Him for His mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

5. Ye blessèd saints, enthroned on high,
Who once the paths of earth did tread,
Who reached in safety God’s abode,
As strengthened by this living bread;
O praise Him for His mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

6. O Holy Father, Holy Son,
And Holy Spirit, whom we love,
Guide, strengthen, save us here below,
And bring us to our home above,
To praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1663

Author: George Body

Born: Cir­ca Feb­ru­a­ry 1840, Cred­it­on, De­von­shire, Eng­land. Died: June 5, 1911, Dur­ham, Eng­land. Educated at St. John’s Coll­ege, Cam­bridge (BA 1862, MA 1876), Bo­dy served as Cur­ate of St. James, Wed­nes­bu­ry (1863-5); Sedg­ley (1865-7); Cur­ate of Christ Church, Wol­ver­hamp­ton (1867-70); Rec­tor of Kirk­by-Mis­per­ton (1870-4); Ca­non of Dur­ham and Miss­ion­er of the Di­o­cese (1883); and Proc­tor for the Arch­dea­con­ry of Cleve­land (1880-5). In 1885, he re­ceived an hon­or­a­ry DD degree from Dur­ham Un­i­ver­si­ty. His works in­clude: A re­vi­sion of Ed­ward Hus­band’s Mis­sion Hym­nal 1875 A revision of the Dur­ham Miss­ion Hymn Book Life of Jus­ti­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, who dost Thy children feed
Author: George Body

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STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard Edition #721
Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #25