- (Posted 2016-11-18) CPDL #41906:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-18). Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Holy Father, in thy mercy
Composer: William Henry Monk
Lyricist: Isabel Stephana Stevenson
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 85. 83
Original text and translations
1 Holy Father, in Thy mercy,
Hear our anxious prayer;
Keep our loved ones, now far distant,
'Neath Thy care.
2 Jesus, Saviour, let Thy presence
Be their light and guide;
Keep, O keep them, in their weakness,
By Thy side.
3 When in sorrow, when in danger,
When in loneliness,
In Thy love look down and comfort
4 May the joy of Thy salvation
Be their strength and stay;
May they love and may they praise Thee
Day by day.
5 Holy Spirit, let Thy teaching
Sanctify their life;
Send Thy grace that they may conquer
In the strife.
6 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God the One in Three,
Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them
Near to Thee.