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746. Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender

1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit of comfort, Advocate, Defender,
Light never waning;

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

3 Maker of all things, all Your creatures praise You;
All for Your worship were and are created.
Hear us, Almighty, hear us as we give You
Our adoration.

4 To the all-ruling triune God be glory,
Highest and greatest, over all exalted;
We, too, would praise You, giving honor to You
Now and forever.

Text Information
First Line: Father most holy, merciful, and tender
Title: Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender
Translator: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Source: Latin hymn, 10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SHADES MOUNTAIN
Composer: K. Lee Scott, b. 1950
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1987 Morningstar Music Publishers



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