Father, all-holy (Charles Wood)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-22)   CPDL #35498:   
Editor: Matthew Norwood (submitted 2015-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement for SATB, no solo quartet.
  • CPDL #11985:      (Acorn Sibelius 7)
Editor: Peter Gibson (submitted 2006-07-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 331 kB   Copyright: Personal
Acorn Sibelius 7 file zipped.
Edition notes: Year Book Press series, number A62 (H. F. W. Deane and Sons) 1929

General Information

Title: Father, all-holy
Composer: Charles Wood
Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1929

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Translated from the Latin by Rev. George Ratcliffe Woodward

Father, all-holy, merciful, and tender;
Son co-eternal, worthy to be praised;
Spirit of comfort, fount of loving-kindness;
God everlasting,

Trinity holy; Unity unchanging;
Goodness unbounded; very God of heaven;
Light of the Angels; Refuge of the friendless;
Hope universal.

All thy works hymn thee; all thy Saints adore thee;
They for thy pleasure are, and were created;
Now while we also worship thee devoutly,
Hear thou our voices.

Thine be the glory, Deity Almighty,
One in Three Persons, Monarch in the highest;
Glory and honour, song and praise beseem thee
Now and forever.
Amen.