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We pray thee, heavenly Father

We pray thee, heavenly Father

Author: V. S. S. Coles
Tune: DIES DOMINICA
Communion Songs
Published in 19 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We pray thee, heavenly Father,
to hear us in thy love,
and pour upon thy children
the unction from above;
that so in love abiding,
from all defilement free,
we may in pureness offer
our Eucharist to thee.

2 Be thou our guide and helper,
O Jesus Christ, we pray;
so may we well approach thee,
if thou wilt be the Way:
thou, very Truth, hast promised
to help us in our strife,
food of the weary pilgrim,
eternal source of Life.

3 And thou, creator Spirit,
look on us, we are thine;
renew in us thy graces,
upon our darkness shine;
that, with thy benediction
upon our souls outpoured,
we may receive in gladness
the body of the Lord.

4 O Trinity of Persons,
O Unity most high,
on thee alone relying
thy servants would draw nigh:
unworthy in our weakness,
on thee our hope is stayed,
and blessed by thy forgiveness
we will not be afraid.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #471

Author: V. S. S. Coles

Coles, Vincent Stuckey Stratton, son of Rev. James Stratton Coles, born at Shepton Beauchamp, March 27, 1845, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1868, and M.A. 1872. On taking Holy Orders in 1869, he became Curato of Wantage. In 1872 he was preferred as Rector of Shepton-Beauchamp, Somerset, and in 1884 Librarian of the Pusey Library, Oxford. Mr. Coles has contributed the following hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns. 1. Lord, in whose eternal counsels. For guidance and growth in holiness. It was first printed as a leaflet, written for E. C. U. Festival, c. 1870; and then included, after revision, in S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871. 2. Most Holy Father,… Go to person page >

Tune

DIES DOMINICA


MEIRIONYDD

William Lloyd (b. Rhos Goch, Llaniestyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, 1786; d. Caernarvonshire, 1852) composed MEIRIONYDD, which was first published in manuscript form with the name BERTH in Caniadau Seion (Songs of Zion, 1840, ed. R. Mills). The tune is named after the Welsh county Meirionydd in which L…

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OFFERTORIUM

OFFERTORIUM is adapted from the offertorium of a choral Mass by Johann Michael Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1737; d. Salzburg, Austria, 1806). It first was treated as a hymn tune in the 1916 supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern with William Cowper's "Sometimes a Light Surprises." This music suggests…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7229
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Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
Text

Ancient and Modern #471

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #803

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Common Praise #331

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #720a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #720b

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #264

Hymns Old and New #535

Text

New English Praise #698

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7229

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The New English Hymnal #311

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