Number: 459
Title: Father, We Praise Thee
Composer: Paris Antiphoner, 1681 Harm. David Evans, 1927
Author: Attr. Gregory the Great (540-604) Trans. Percy Dearmer, 1906
Theme: Morning and Opening Hymns

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 blessed, send us Thy salvation;
    Thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
    Through all creation.