st. 1 = Matt. 6:9-11
st. 2 = Matt. 6:12-13
The second of three settings based on the Lord's Prayer (see 207 and 562), "Our Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth" is a concise and yet rhymed metrical two-stanza versification of Matthew 6:9¬-13. Henry J. de Jong (b. Sarnia, ON, Canada, 1956) prepared the versification in 1982; it was first sung at First Christian Reformed Church, Toronto, Ontario. De Jong studied harpsichord and voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto; church music at the Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam; and aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He worked in layout and design at the Knight Publishing Company in St. Catharines, Ontario. Since 1985 he has been a partner in a computer services company.
Traditional as a corporate conclusion to spoken prayers; as part of special liturgies or services. De Jong suggests also singing this setting in homes as a table grace.
Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…
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 (…
Display Title: Our Father, Lord of Heaven and EarthFirst Line: Our Father, Lord of heaven and earthTune Title: VATER UNSERAuthor: Henry J. de JongMeter: 220.127.116.11.8.8.Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13Date: 2013Subject: Hymns That Are Prayer | ; Elements of Worship | Offering Our Prayers
Display Title: Our Father, Lord of Heaven and EarthFirst Line: Our Father, Lord of heaven and earthTune Title: VATER UNSERAuthor: Henry J. de JongMeter: 88 88 88Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4; Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4Date: 1987Subject: Prayer |
Display Title: The Lord's PrayerFirst Line: Our Father, Lord of heav'n and earthTune Title: MELITAAuthor: Henry J. de JongMeter: 18.104.22.168.8.8.Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4Date: 1990Subject: Repentance | ; Supplication | ; Service Music | Prayers