240. Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender

1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit all-kindly, Advocate, Defender,
Light never waning.

2 Trinity sacred, Unity unshaken;
Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,
Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,
Hope of all living.

3 Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
Lo, all things serve Thee thro' Thy whole creation.
Hear us, Almighty, hear us as we raise Thee
Our adoration.

4 To the all-ruling Triune God be glory!
Highest and Greatest, help Thou our endeavor;
We, too, would praise Thee, giving honor worthy,
Now and forever.


Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful, and tender
Title: Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender
Latin Title: O Pater Sancte
Translator: Percy Dearmer (1906)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Trinity
Source: O Pater Sancte, c. 900
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Key: g minor

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