Father most holy, merciful and loving (Anonymous)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-06). Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-06). Score information: A4, 1 page, 111 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
Title: Father most holy, merciful and loving
Tune: Chartres (Angers)
Lyricist: Alfred Edward Alstoncreate page
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Unison
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 11 11. 11 5
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
First published: 1784
2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 94
Description: Melody from Chartres Antiphoner, 1784
Original text and translations
Father most holy, merciful and loving,
Jesu, Redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
life-giving Spirit, Comforter most gracious,
Three in a wondrous Unity unbroken,
One perfect Godhead, love that never faileth,
light of the angels, succour of the needy,
hope of all living;
All thy creation serveth its Creator,
thee every creature praiseth without ceasing;
we too would sing thee psalms of true devotion:
hear, we beseech thee.
Lord God Almighty, unto thee be glory,
One in three Persons, over all exalted.
Thine, as is meet, be honour, praise and blessing
now and for ever.