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Father of Light, We Sing in Thy Praise

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1. Father of Light, we sing in Thy praise,
Father of Light, we sing in Thy praise.
Joyfully now, our voices we raise,
Joyfully now, our voices we raise.
May Thy peace come down from above,
May Thy peace come from above.
Fill our hearts with Thy great love.
Fill our hearts with Thy great love.

Translator (from Latin): Myrtle K. Cherryman

[Mrs. Es­mond G. Cher­ry­man] MYRTLE KOON CHERRYMAN was born in Lisbon, a nearby village which immediately faded off the map when she left. Her father was a country doctor and taught her her first lessons as they drove about the country in the proverbial "horse and buggy". Her mother was interested in the drama and starred her daughter in all the village entertainments. One of her first appearances was as "Mary" in "Ten Nights in a Bar-room", presented in GRANDFATHER CHUBB'S Hotel. After graduation from Edna Chaffee Noble's School of Elocution in Detroit, Mrs. Cherryman returned to Grand Rapids and taught elocution. For several years she was with a local paper as society and music editor and wrote a daily column "In a Cheery Mood"… Go to person page >

Author: Giovanni da Palestrina

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Text Information

First Line: Father of Light, we sing in Thy praise
Title: Father of Light, We Sing in Thy Praise
Latin Title: Gloria patri et filio
Translator (from Latin): Myrtle K. Cherryman
Author: Giovanni da Palestrina (16th Century)
Language: English
Notes: This is a chorale, not well suited for congregational singing, but included because of the beauty of the music & its historical significance.
Copyright: Public Domain


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