Father, We Praise Thee

This is a song most of you have probably never heard of. I know I never would have heard it if it hadn't been for an obscure CD that I don't even know how it was picked up but that we have had in our family for as long as I can remember. This hymn is one of the most beautiful I have ever heard. It can be sung slowly or very quickly and still sound pretty well. The tune is what we now know as plain chant, this one is, I believe, of French origin.

Text: Attr. to Gregory the Great, 540-604
Tr. Percy Dearmer, 1870-1936
Music: La Feillee's "Methode du Plain-chant," 1782

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Miss Sarah said...

That's beautiful! I hadn't ever heard it before. Thanks for sharing. :)

Christianna Hellwig said...

You're welcome!