Almighty Father Take this Bread

The origin of this Offertory / Eucharistic hymn is unknown: it was published in Australia and Ireland in the 1970s.

Today it is included in several in-print hymn books including Liturgical Hymns Old and New
(but not the 2009 Catholic edition), and the Australian Living Parish hymnal from the 1960s, and also the Catholic Hymn Book Nigeria, from the 1970s.

 CCLI list it as being in the public domain.

With Common Meter (8.6.8.6), it has been set to various tunes, including:
  • WILTSHIRE by Sir George Thomas Smart (1797)
  • FARRANT - by Richard Farrant (1530-85)
  • ST BERNARD -- (to be determined which one)


Downloads


Examples


Group of friars, with rhythm and percussion - live recording in a church service:



Instrumental - piano. Tune WILTSHIRE:



Instrumental - piano. Tune FARRANT:


Lyrics

Traditional language

Almighty Father, take this bread,
Thy people offer thee;
Where sins divide us, take instead
One fold and family.

The wine we offer soon will be
Christ's blood, redemption's price;
Receive it, Holy Trinity,
This holy sacrifice.

O God, by angels' choirs adored,
Thy name be praised on earth;
On all earth be that peace outpoured
Once promised at his birth.


Modern English

Almighty Father, take this bread,
Your people offer You;
Where sins divide us, take instead
One fold, one family.

The wine we offer soon will be
Christ's blood, redemption's price;
Receive it, Holy Trinity,
This holy sacrifice.

O God, by angels' choirs adored,
Thy name be praised on earth;
On all earth be that peace outpoured
Once promised at his birth.

ABC Notation

X:1
T:Almighty Father Take this Bread
T:FARRANT
C:Richard Farrant (1530-85)
A:Unknown
K:Fmaj
M:4/4
L:1/8
"F"F2 | F2>G2 A2 G2 | "Bb" F2 B2 "C" G2 G2 | "F" A=B c2 "G7" c2 B2 |
"C" c6 "F"F2 | "Gm" B2 B2 "C" A2 G2 | "Dm" F2 F2 "C" C2 "F"A2 | "Bb" DE F2 "C" F2 E2 | "F"F6 |]

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2 comments:

  1. Please upload a video of the offertory hymn ALMIGHTY father take this bread

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    1. Thank you for the note about this song, I have now linked to several videos.

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