Wherefore, O Father, We Thy Humble Servants

Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants

Author: W. H. H. Jervois
Communion Songs
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1 Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants
Here bring before thee Christ thy well-belovèd,
All-perfect Offering, Sacrifice immortal,
Spotless Oblation.

2 See now thy children, making intercession
Through him our Saviour, Son of God incarnate,
For all thy people, living and departed,
Pleading before thee.

Source: The New English Hymnal #313

Author: W. H. H. Jervois

Born: October 1852, Alderney, Channel Islands, United Kingdom (where his father was stationed) Died: August 5, 1905, St. Marylebone, London, England. Jervois, William Henry Hammond, M.A., was born in Oct. 1852 on the Isle of Alderney, where his father, W. F. D. Jervois, afterwards Lieut. General, was then stationed. He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Oxford (B.A. 1876, M.A. 1878), and was ordained D. 1878, P. 1879. He became Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London, in 1896, and died Aug. 5, 1905. He was, until his death, a member of the Committee who compiled The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it:— 1. Father, see Thy children bending at Thy throne. Holy Communion. This was jointly with the Re… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants
Title: Wherefore, O Father, We Thy Humble Servants
Author: W. H. H. Jervois
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #826
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #332
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #338TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #275
The Cyber Hymnal #7581TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #313Text
Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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