1 Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants
offer our praises with our glad thanksgiving,
offer ourselves, Lord, souls and bodies to thee,
Christ's death proclaiming.
2 So, Lord, we thank thee for that thou dost feed us,
members united in that mystic body,
company blessed of all faithful people:
thus we would serve thee.
--Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement, 1977
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Author: Canon Percy Dearmer
Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:—
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