Almighty Father, Lord most high
Almighty Father, Lord most High. Vincent Stuckey Stratton Coles* (1845-1929).
Written in 1904, when Coles was Principal of Pusey House, Oxford, and first published in A&M (1904). It is a hymn for Holy Communion, entitled in A&M ‘At the Offertory’, and it may well have been written for that specific purpose in that book. The three central stanzas are the most specific:
Almighty Father, Lord most High,Who madest all, Who fillest all,Thy Name we praise and magnify,For all our needs on Thee we call.
We offer to thee of thine own Ourselves and all that we can bring,In Bread and Cup before thee shown, Our universal offering.
All that we have we bring to thee, Yet all is naught when all...
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