O Lord, You Died That All Might Live

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1 O Lord, you died that all might live
And rise to see the perfect day.
The fullness of your mercy give
To this our friend for whom we pray.

O Lamb of God, Redeemer blest,
Grant him/her eternal light and rest.

2 Lord, bless our friend who died in you.
As you have given him/her release,
So raise him/her up, your servant true,
And give him/her everlasting peace. [Refrain]

3 In green and pleasant pastures feed
The sheep that you have summoned hence;
And by the still, cool waters lead
Your flock in loving providence. [Refrain]

4 Perfect us, Lord of pow'r and might,
That, with our friend, we may all come
To dwell within your city bright,
Jerusalem, our heav'nly home. [Refrain]

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #1081

Author: Richard F. Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale (b. Dublin, 1883; d. London, 1890) entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a foundation scholar, graduated with a bachelors degree in classics, a Masters of Divinity in 1858, then a Bachelors and Doctorate in Civil Law at Oxford in 1862. From 1856 to 1857 he was the curate of St. Matthew in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, and from 1857 to 1861 was the curate of St. Mary the Virgin, in Soho, London. For the remainder of his life he suffered from chronic illness and spent most of his time writing. He authored many books and pamphlets on Anglican liturgy, theology, and the church’s engagement with society, and completed his good friend John Mason Neale’s work on the psalms after Neale died in 1866. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, you died that all might live
Title: O Lord, You Died That All Might Live
Author: Richard F. Littledale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #642

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #1081

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Worship (3rd ed.) #740

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Worship (4th ed.) #993

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