0 Father, Who hast given Thine only Son. Bp. E. H. Bickersteth. [Holy Communion.] “A hymn especially to be sung at the Holy Communion on Intercession days for Foreign Missions." Written in 1889, and included in the 1890 ed. of the Hymnal Companion. It is based on "The Comfortable Words " of the Communion Service.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)