O Almighty God the Father (Anonymous)

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Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-09-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Wanley Partbooks. Original note values retained. Transposed up a tone. Missing Tenor part reconstructed editorially.

General Information

Title: O Almighty God the Father
Composer: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: An anthem from the early years of the English reformation, labelled for use 'after the communion received'. It is a classic example of the simple, homophonic style promoted by the reforming authorities as the ideal for conveying the words clearly.

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Original text and translations

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O Almighty God, the Father, we give thee thanks;
which hast refreshed us with thy manifold benefits
and most in special with the bondy and blood
of thy only Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour,
which we have received in faith and spirit.

We beseech thy goodness that the same may confirm
our faith in thee and to kindle thy love amongn us,
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
which liveth and reigneth with thee
in unity of the Holy Ghost,
to whom always be honour and glory.