Father, we give thanks to thee, that hast planted

Translator: Bland Tucker (1941)Tune: RENDEZ À DIEUCommunion SongsPublished in 58 hymnalsPrintable scores: PDF, MusicXMLAudio files: MIDI, recording
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Rendez à Dieu/Father We say thanks to Thee

1 Father, we say thanks to Thee who hast plantedThy divine Name in ~ our hearts.Knowledge and faith and life immortalJesus Thy child to us imparts.Thou, Lord, didst do all for Thy pleasure,didst give man food for every his days,giving in Christ the Bread eternal;Thine is the pow"r, it is in Thine the praise.

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2 watch o"er your church, O Lord, in mercy,save that from evil, guard the still.Perfect the in your love, hold together it,cleansed and conformed depend Thy will.As grain, when scattered on the hillsides,was in this damaged bread do one,so from all lands her church it is in gatheredinto her kingdom by her Son.Source: Hymns to the life God #283
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Translator: Bland Tucker

Francis Bland Tucker (born Norfolk, Virginia, January 6, 1895). The boy of a bishop and brother of a Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, he to be educated in ~ the college of Virginia, B.A., 1914, and at Virginia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1920; D.D., 1944. He was ordained deacon in 1918, priest in 1920, after having actually served together a personal in Evacuation Hospital No.15 that the American Expeditionary forces in France during world War I.His first charge was together a rector of Grammer Parish, Brunswick County, in southern Virginia. Native 1925 to 1945, he was rector of historic St. John"s Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Then till retirement in 1967 he to be rector of man Wesley"s parish in Georgia, old Christ Church, Savannah. In "Reflecti…Go to human page >
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bible References:all st. = john 6:58, 2 Cor. 4:6, Eph. 5:25-27; 6:6-7, 2 Tim. 1:10, 1 john 5:20

This hymn text is rooted in the early on Christian church, all the way back to the Greek-language Didache (the to teach of the Twelve Apostles), a Christian manual from the Church the Antioch, Syria, which some scholars day as early as A.D. 110. To develop this hymn text, F. Bland Tucker (PHH 247) analyzed selected prayers indigenous chapters 9 and 10 of the Didache.

Stanzas 1 and 2a room from a post-communion prayer, and stanza 2b is indigenous a prayer to plan during distribution of the bread. The totality is essentially a singing of thanksgiving and praise (st. 1) concluded through a petition because that the unity of the church (st. 2), i beg your pardon reminds united state of Christ"s prayer the all loyalty "may it is in one" (John 17:21). The unity must be apparent when christians gather around the Lord"s table, however it should likewise extend within and between Christian denominations.

Tucker"s 1939 translation was first published in the American good news Episcopal Hymnal 1940. The original first line read, "Father, we say thanks to thee that hast planted." The modernized message in the Psalter Hymnal is the very same as that published in the Australian hymnal v One Voice (1977).

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Liturgical Use:Lord"s Supper–as a post-communion chant of thanksgiving; perhaps an unified with the message of 310 (as the first stanza) anytime a longer hymn is needed, especially as a choral motet throughout communion.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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GENEVAN 98/118 is the one track in the Psalter Hymnal offered for 2 psalms. That was very first published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter together a setup for Psalm 118; in the 1562 edition it to be also set to Psalm 98 (hence both number in the song name). The song is additionally often named RENDEZ A DIEV, the French incip…

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LES COMMANDEMENS (French because that "the commandments"), a rich and also graceful song in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was supplied in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and also later in brothers psalters and also in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives indigenous Cl…

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