"Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender"
                          by Unknown Author
           Translated by Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
                                  Text From:
                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
        Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
        Spirit all-kindly, Advocate, Defender,
        Light never waning.

        2. Trinity sacred, Unity unshaken;
        Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,
        Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,
        Hope of all living.

        3. Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
        Lo, all things serve Thee through Thy whole creation.
        Hear us, Almighty, hear us as we raise Thee
        Our adoration.

        4. To the all-ruling Triune God be glory!
        Highest and Greatest, help Thou our endeavor;
        We, too, would praise Thee, giving honor worthy
        Now and forever.

Notes: Hymn #240 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 2 Cor. 13:14 Author: Unknown, c. 900 Translated by: Percy Dearmer, 1906 Titled: "O Pater Sancte" Composer: Johann Crueger, 1640 Tune: "Herzliebster Jesu"
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