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Father, who dost Thy children feed

Father, who dost Thy children feed

Author: George Body
Tune: STELLA (English)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Father, who dost Thy children feed
With manna rainèd from above;
Who dost the saving chalice give,
Filled by Thy hand in wondrous love:
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

2. O Word made flesh, whom we adore,
The living Bread sent down from Heav’n,
Whose wondrous passion here shown forth
Is the great pledge of sin forgiven;
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

3. O Holy Spirit, who dost reign
These earthly elements to bless,
Making the bread His flesh to be,
The wine His blood, as we confess;
We praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament.

4. Ye holy angels, who, with us,
Around God’s altar lowly bow,
Adoring there the Crucified,
Whose precious death is pleaded now,
O praise Him for His mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

5. Ye blessèd saints, enthroned on high,
Who once the paths of earth did tread,
Who reached in safety God’s abode,
As strengthened by this living bread;
O praise Him for His mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

6. O Holy Father, Holy Son,
And Holy Spirit, whom we love,
Guide, strengthen, save us here below,
And bring us to our home above,
To praise Thee for Thy mercies sent
To us in this great sacrament!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1663

Author: George Body

George Body was born about Feb­ru­a­ry 1840 in Cred­it­on, De­von­shire, Eng­land. He was educated at St. John’s Coll­ege, Cam­bridge (BA 1862, MA 1876) and served as Cur­ate in several churches and as Proctor for the Archdeaconry of Cleveland in 1880-85. He died on June 5, 1911 in Dur­ham, Eng­land. His works in­clude: A re­vi­sion of Ed­ward Hus­band’s Mis­sion Hym­nal 1875 A revision of the Dur­ham Miss­ion Hymn Book Life of Jus­ti­fi­ca­tion Life of Temp­ta­tion N.N., Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/o/d/body_g.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, who dost Thy children feed
Author: George Body

Tune

STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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