1. Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit all-kindly, Advocate, Defender,
Light never waning.
2. Trinity sacred, Unity unshaken;
Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,
Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,
Hope of all living.
3. Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
Lo, all things serve Thee through Thy whole creation.
Hear us, Almighty, hear us as we raise Thee
4. To the all-ruling Triune God be glory!
Highest and Greatest, help Thou our endeavor;
We, too, would praise Thee, giving honor worthy
Now and forever.
Hymn #240 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 2 Cor. 13:14
Author: Unknown, c. 900
Translated by: Percy Dearmer, 1906
Titled: "O Pater Sancte"
Composer: Johann Crueger, 1640
Tune: "Herzliebster Jesu"