We Praise You, Father, for Your Gift

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1 We praise you, Father, for your gift
of dusk and nightfall over earth,
foreshadowing the mystery
of death that leads to endless day.

2 Within your hands we rest secure;
in quiet sleep our strength renew;
yet give your people hearts that wake
in love to you, unsleeping Lord.

3 Your glory may we ever seek
in rest, as in activity,
until its fullness is revealed,
O Source of Life, O Trinity.

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #20

Author: Malling Abbey

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First Line: We praise you, Father, for your gift
Title: We Praise You, Father, for Your Gift
Author: Malling Abbey
Source: © Benedictine Nuns of Malling Abbey
Language: English




Percy C. Buck (b. West Ham, Essex, England, 1871; d. Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England, 1947), director of music at the well-known British boys' academy Harrow School, wrote GONFALON ROYAL for “The royal banners forward go” (gonfalon is an ancient Anglo-Norman word meaning banner). Buck publi…

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TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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