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Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over

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1 Father, we praise thee, now the night is over;
active and watchful, stand we all before thee;
singing we offer prayer and meditation:
thus we adore thee.

2 Monarch of all things, fit us for thy mansions;
banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
bring us to heaven, where thy saints united
joy without ending.

3 All-holy Father, Son and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessèd, send us thy salvation;
thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
through all creation.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #3

Author (attr.): Gregory the Great

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

Translator: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >


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)



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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #231
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #3Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #581TextPage Scan
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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #209Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #3TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #76TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #558Text
Great Songs of the Church #26
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #1TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #2
Hymnal: A Worship Book #650
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #633
Lutheran Service Book #875Text
Lutheran Worship #482Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #459Text
Rejoice in the Lord #515Page Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #645
The Cyber Hymnal #1474TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #149aText
The New English Hymnal #149bText
The United Methodist Hymnal #680Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #4
Worship (4th ed.) #4
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