O God of our forefathers, hearAuthor: Charles Wesley
Tune: VATER UNSER
Published in 24 hymnals
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O God of our forefathers, hear. C. Wesley. [Holy Communion.] First published in Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, No. 125, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 309), from whence it passed into the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 382, and the collections of other Methodist bodies. In those works it is usually given in Section vii., entitled "Seeking for full Redemption." Its strictly Eucharistic character is thus lost. Stanza ii.: —
"With solemn faith we offer up
And spread before Thy glorious eyes,
That only ground of all our hope,
That precious, bleeding sacrifice,
Which brings Thy grace on sinners down,
And perfects all our souls in one:"
certainly suggests most strongly, if it does not actually teach, the doctrine of the "Real Presence," and would have been so regarded if the hymn had been appropriated to its original use, or had appeared anonymously in a modern hymn-book.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #554||O God of our forefathers, hear||O God of our forefathers, hear||DAVID`S HARP||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Small Church Music #625||Vater Unser (Old 112)||O God of our forefathers, hear||VATER UNSER (OLD 112)||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||188.8.131.52.8.8|