Father, we praise thee, now the night is over
- christe sanctorum
- Percy Dearmer,1867-1936
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
- Text Source(s)
- Latin, 10th cent.
- Tune Source(s)
- Antiphoner, 1681 (melody from)
1 Father, we praise thee, now the night is over, active and watchful, stand we all before thee; singing, we offer, prayer and meditation; thus we adore thee.
2 Monarch of all things, fit us for thy mansions; banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending; bring us to heaven, where thy saints united joy without ending.
3 All holy Father, Son and equal Spirit, Trinity blessèd, send us thy salvation; thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding through all creation.