O Saviour, Friend, O loving guide (Percy Eastman Fletcher)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-10)  CPDL #62332:       
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2021-01-10).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Saviour, Friend, O loving guide
Composer: Percy Eastman Fletcher
Lyricist: Geroge Ellertoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB + Solo Soprano
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1909

Description: Originally published by J.Curwin and Sons, Ltd. This piece is an arrangement of Handel's Largo.

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Original text and translations

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O Saviour, Friend, Humbly we pray to Thee,
On this Thy day to Thee We lowly bend.
On Thee our hopes rely, List to our fervent cry,
Thy blessing send.
From sin and sorrow, O give release,
And pardon our waywardness,
Strengthen our feebleness,
Grant us Thy peace.

O Loving Guide,
Guardian and Comforter,
We would for ever With Thee abide;
Grant that Thy children may Thro' life's long weary way,
Be by Thy side,
And when this earthly life From us shall flee,
We pass thro' the portals bright Into Eternal Light,
At rest with Thee, At rest with Thee.