562. Our Father, Clothed with Majesty

Text Information
First Line: Our Father, clothed with majesty
Title: Our Father, Clothed with Majesty
Author: Marie J. Post (1984)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 88 88 88
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4; Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4
Topic: Doxologies; Biblical Names & Places: Satan; Temptation & Trial (5 more...)
Source: Heidelberg Catechism's section on the Lord's Prayer, and based on Dewey Westra's 1931 versification
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach (1723)
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: c minor
Source: V. Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539; St. John Passion, harm. in

Text Information:

Scripture References:
all st. = Matt. 6:9-13

This third setting of the Lord's Prayer is an extended prayer based on the Heidelberg Catechism's teaching on the meaning of the prayer (see pp. 918-925 in the worship edition of the Psalter Hymnal). The other settings are a prose chant version (207) and a two-stanza metrical version also set to VATER UNSER (208). For general comments about the Lord's Prayer see PHH 207 and 208.

Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Marie J. Post (PHH 5) prepared this eight-stanza metrical version in 1984, following an earlier paraphrase written in 1931 by Dewey Westra (PHH 98) for the 1934 Psalter Hymnal. Post found "rich and profound meaning" in the catechism's teaching. The relationship of this text to the Heidelberg Catechism is as follows:

stanza 1: Lord's Day 46, Q&A 120-121
stanza 2: Lord's Day 47, Q&A 122
stanza 3: Lord's Day 48, Q&A 123
stanza 4: Lord's Day 49, Q&A 124
stanza 5: Lord's Day 50, Q&A 125
stanza 6: Lord's Day 51, Q&A 126
stanza 7: Lord's Day 52, Q&A 127
stanza 8: Lord's Day 52, Q&A 128-129

Liturgical Use:
Ordinarily used with selected stanzas in services that focus on the Lord's Prayer segment of the Heidelberg Catechism.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune Information:

For a discussion of VATER UNSER see PHH 208.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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