Have mercy on us, God most highAuthor: Frederick W. Faber
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|Author:||Frederick W. Faber|
Have mercy on us, God Most High. F. W. Faber. [Holy Trinity.] First published in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled, “The Most Holy Trinity." In addition to its being given in an abbreviated form in Roman Catholic collections, it is also in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861 and 1875, and other hymn-books. The arrangement in most extensive use is that of Hymns Ancient & Modern , which is composed of stanzas i.-iii., v., and xi. In Allon's Supplemental Hymns, 1868, No. 3, is a cento by G. Rawson, part of which is from this hymn (specially stanzas i.-iii.), and the test is by him, some of the lines being from his hymn, "Transcendent mystery unknown," subsequently published in his Hymns, &c, 1876, p. 39. The cento in Horder's Congregational Hymns , 1884, and others, begins with stanza ii. of the original, "Most ancient of all mysteries."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)