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 hum/her release.
Enliven him/her since he/she was true
And give him/her everlasting peace.
O Lamb of God,
Redeemer blest,
Grant him/her eternal light and rest.

3 In your green, pleasant pastures feed
The sheep that you have summoned hence;
And by the still, cool waters lead
Your flock in loving providence.
O Lamb of God,
Redeemer blest,
Grant him/her eternal light and rest.

4 Direct us with your arm of might,
That with our friend we may all come
To dwell within your city bright,
Jerusalem, our heavenly home.
O Lamb of God,
Redeemer blest,
Grant him/her eternal light and rest.

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #740

Author: Richard F. Littledale, 1833-1890

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… 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, 1833-1890 (alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

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
Worship (3rd ed.) #740TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #993



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