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Our Father, by whose name

Our Father, by whose name. F. Bland Tucker* (1895-1984). Written in 1939 on the theme of the Christian home, and published in H40: it was written in a different metre (66.66.88.) for the Report of the Joint Commission on the Revision of the Hymnal, but modified to fit the tune RHOSYMEDRE or LOVELY (66.66.888). It then appeared in the Irish CH4 (1960) and the Scottish CH3 (1973). It was included in MHfT (with the title ‘The family’) and thus in A&MNS. In the USA it is found in H82, UMH, and other books, always with RHOSYMEDRE. Its three verses invoke ‘Our Father, by whose name/ all fatherhood is known’, ‘Lord Christ, yourself a child/ within an earthly home ’ and ‘Blest Spirit, who can...

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