1 Father most holy, merciful and loving,
Jesu, Redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
life-giving Spirit, Comforter most gracious,
2 Three in a wondrous Unity unbroken,
one perfect Godhead, love that never faileth,
light of the angels, succour of the needy,
hope of all living;
3 All thy creation serveth its Creator,
thee every creature praiseth without ceasing;
we too would sing thee psalms of true devotion:
hear, we beseech thee.
4 Lord God Almighty, unto thee be glory,
One in Three Persons, over all exalted.
Thine, as is meet, be honour, praise and blessing,
now and for ever.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #627
|First Line:||Father most holy, merciful, and loving|
|Title:||Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Loving|
|Translator:||Alfred E. Alston (1904)|
|Source:||O Pater sancte, c. 10th century|