1 And now, O Father, mindful of the love
that bought us, once for all, on Calvary's tree,
and having with us him that pleads above,
we here present, we here spread forth to thee,
that only offering perfect in thine eyes,
the one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.
2 Look Father, look on his anointed face,
and only look on us as found in him;
look not on our misusings of thy grace,
our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim:
for lo! between our sins and their reward
we set the passion of thy Son, our Lord.
3 And so we come: O draw us to thy feet,
most patient Savior who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awesome and so sweet,
deliver us from every touch of ill:
in thine own service make us glad and free,
and grant us never more to part with thee.
|First Line:||And now, O Father, mindful of the love|
|Title:||And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love|
|Author:||William Bright (1873)|
|Scripture:||Luke 11:4; Matthew 6:13|
|Composer (melody and bass):||Orlando Gibbons (1623)|