Our Father who art in heaven (StF 762)

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Our Father who art in heaven

Source: Singing the Faith: 762
Words: The Lord’s Prayer
Music: Joseph Lees
Metre: Irregular
Verses: 1

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Correction to music: 2nd page, 2nd stave, 1st bar, bass clef – add missing tie lines tied over from previous bar

Categories: Irregular, Lees, Joseph, Liturgical settings.

3 Responses to Our Father who art in heaven (StF 762)

  1. Ian Graham says:

    I grew up in a Methodist society in the Fens, where we always sang the Lord’s Prayer in Sunday worship. We had two ‘tunes’, one used in the morning, and a slightly more florid one used in the evening. We sang pretty much the AV gospel text, (trespasses, lead us not into temptation, deliver us from evil) with a few tweaks – hallowed was three syllables, while heaven was one……
    Through online searches, I have identified the evening one as the setting by Joseph Lees. The morning version seems to be known as Langdon, and to derive ultimately from an actual ‘chant’ written by Richard Langdon in the 1770s. My memories of what we sang are entirely aural, but I can detect in them the probability that at least the opening phrase of each ‘strophe’ was a chant. The versions I have found online are explicitly metrical transcriptions, adapted to modern versions of the text. If anyone has a copy of what my father and grandfather probably had before them on the organ music stand, I’d love to see it.

  2. Keith Trencher says:

    Do you know where I can find an ‘Organ’ accompaniment of this beautiful tune? We would like to sing it at our church!

    • Editor says:

      Hi Keith – the music edition of Singing hte Faith includes the complete music accompaniment. Is this what you are looking for?

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