1 Father, we praise you, now the night is over;
Active and watchful, stand we all before you;
Singing, we offer pray'r and meditation:
Thus we adore you.
2 Ruler of all things, fit us for your mansions;
Banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
Bring us to heaven, where your saints united;
Joy without ending.
3 All-holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us your salvation;
Yours is the glory, gleaming and resounding
Through all creation.
Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #942
|First Line:||Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over|
|Title:||Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over|
|Latin Title:||Nocte surgentes|
|Author (attr.):||Gregory the Great|
Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes, p. 809, i. Additional versions are:—
1. Christ's loving children, for His hope abiding, an adaptation in the Tattendon Hymnal, 1899, No. 49, marked as " English by R. B."
2. Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over, by P. Dearmer, in The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 165.
3. Here in the House of God we take our station, in the Office Hymn Book , 1889, No. 703. In the New Office Hymn Book, 1905, No. 158, it begins, "Lo! with the morn¬ing here we take our station." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)