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And now, O Father, mindful of the love

And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Author: William Bright (1874)
Communion Songs
Published in 72 hymnals

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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 then for those, our dearest and our best,
by this prevailing presence we appeal:
O fold them closer to thy mercy's breast,
O do thine utmost for their souls' true weal;
from tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
and crown thy gifts with strength to persevere.

4 And so we come: O draw us to thy feet,
most patient Saviour, who canst love us still;
and by this food, so aweful 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.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #423

Author: William Bright

Bright, William, D.D., born at Doncaster, Dec. 14, 1824, and educated at University College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. (first class in Lit. Hum.) in 1846, M.A. in 1849. In 1847 he was Johnson's Theological Scholar: and in 1848 he also obtained the Ellerton Theological Essay prize. He was elected Fellow in 1847, and subsequently became Tutor of his College. Taking Holy Orders in 1848, he was for some time Tutor at Trinity College, Glenalmond; but in 1859 he returned to Oxford, and in 1868 became Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. His publications include:— (1) Ancient Collects, selected from various Rituals, 1857, 2nd ed., 1862; (2) History of the Church from the Edict of Milan to the Council of… Go to person page >


And now, 0 Father, mindful of the love. Holy Communion. Published in Hymns Ancient & Modern1875. Part of a composition in his Hymns, &c.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #423Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #400
Common Praise (1998) #66TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #279Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #34aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #34bTextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #337TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #260
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #593a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #593b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #392a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #392b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #38
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #32
Rejoice in the Lord #555TextPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #459
Small Church Music #342Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #174TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #273TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #519
Include 52 pre-1979 instances