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1. O Father, Thou who hast cre-| ated all,
 
1. O Father, Thou who hast cre-| ated all,
  In wisest love, we pray.
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  In wisest love, we pray.
  Look on this babe, who at Thy| gracious call
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  Look on this babe, who at Thy| gracious call
  Is entering on life's way;
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  Is entering on life's way;
  Bend o'er ''him'' in Thy tenderness,
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  Bend o'er ''him'' in Thy tenderness,
  Thine image on ''his'' soul impress;
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  Thine image on ''his'' soul impress;
  O, Father, hear.
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  O, Father, hear.
  
 
2. O Son of God, who diedst for| us, behold,
 
2. O Son of God, who diedst for| us, behold,
  We bring our child to Thee;
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  We bring our child to Thee;
  Thou tender Shepherd, take ''him''| to Thy fold,
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  Thou tender Shepherd, take ''him''| to Thy fold,
  Thine own for ay to be;
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  Thine own for ay to be;
  Defend ''him'' through this earthly strife,
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  Defend ''him'' through this earthly strife,
  And lead ''him'' on the path of life,
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  And lead ''him'' on the path of life,
  O Son of God.
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  O Son of God.
  
 
3. O Holy Ghost, who broodedst| o'er the wave,
 
3. O Holy Ghost, who broodedst| o'er the wave,
  Descend upon this child;
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  Descend upon this child;
  Give ''him'' undying life, ''his''| spirit lave
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  Give ''him'' undying life, ''his''| spirit lave
  With waters undefiled;
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  With waters undefiled;
  Grant ''him'', while yet a babe, to be
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  Grant ''him'', while yet a babe, to be
  A child of God, a home for Thee,
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  A child of God, a home for Thee,
  O Holy Ghost.
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  O Holy Ghost.
  
 
4. O Triune God, what Thou com-| mand'st is done;
 
4. O Triune God, what Thou com-| mand'st is done;
  We speak, but Thine the might;
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  We speak, but Thine the might;
  This child hath scarce yet seen our| earthly sun,
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  This child hath scarce yet seen our| earthly sun,
  Yet pour on ''him'' Thy light,
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  Yet pour on ''him'' Thy light,
  In faith and hope, in joy and love,
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  In faith and hope, in joy and love,
  Thou Sun of all, below, above,
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  Thou Sun of all, below, above,
  O Triune God.
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  O Triune God.
 
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 21 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Taken from the Church Hymnary, 1927

General Information

Title: O Father, Thou who hast created all
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Tune: St Francis
Lyricist: Catherine Winkworth

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 10 6. 10 6. 884

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard
Published: 1874

Description: A setting of Catherine Winkworth's translation of Albert Knapp's O vaterherz, das Erd und Himmel schuf.

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Original text and translations

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1. O Father, Thou who hast cre-| ated all,
  In wisest love, we pray.
  Look on this babe, who at Thy| gracious call
  Is entering on life's way;
  Bend o'er him in Thy tenderness,
  Thine image on his soul impress;
  O, Father, hear.

2. O Son of God, who diedst for| us, behold,
  We bring our child to Thee;
  Thou tender Shepherd, take him| to Thy fold,
  Thine own for ay to be;
  Defend him through this earthly strife,
  And lead him on the path of life,
  O Son of God.

3. O Holy Ghost, who broodedst| o'er the wave,
  Descend upon this child;
  Give him undying life, his| spirit lave
  With waters undefiled;
  Grant him, while yet a babe, to be
  A child of God, a home for Thee,
  O Holy Ghost.

4. O Triune God, what Thou com-| mand'st is done;
  We speak, but Thine the might;
  This child hath scarce yet seen our| earthly sun,
  Yet pour on him Thy light,
  In faith and hope, in joy and love,
  Thou Sun of all, below, above,
  O Triune God.