Holy Father, hear me

Holy Father, hear me;
thou art my defender,
be thou ever near me,
loving, true and tender.

Jesus, blessèd Savior,
Lord of life and glory,
grant me now thy favor
as I kneel before thee.

Comforter benignest,
who abiding in me
all my need divinest,
move me, draw me, win me.

Holy, holy, holy,
come, and leave me never,
thine abode most lowly,
only thine for ever.

Words: Edward Henry Bickersteth, 1881

Music: St. Alban's No. 330, Ave Maris Stella

Meter: 66 66

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