And now, O Father, mindful of the love
And now, O Father, mindful of the love. William Bright* (1824-1901).
First published in The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church (October 1873), with the title ‘The Eucharistic Presentation’, and then in the Second Edition of Bright’s Hymns and Other Poems (1874). At this stage it had six stanzas, beginning ‘’Tis said, ’tis done: and like as we believe/ That he, true God, became for us true Man’. The compilers of the Second Edition of A&M (1875) removed the first two stanzas, making a four-stanza hymn and changing the opening line of the original stanza 3 to make the present first line. This has become the normal text.
The omitted stanzas, and the change...
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