Listen to O Pater sancte chanted.
Father most holy, merciful and tender,
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning,
Spirit of comfort, advocate, defender,
Light never waning;
Trinity blessed, unity unshaken,
Goodness unbounded, very God of heaven,
Light of the angels, joy of those forsaken,
Hope of all living;
Maker of all things, all thy creatures praise Thee;
All for Thy worship were and are created;
Now as we also worship Thee devoutly,
Hear Thou our voices.
Lord God Almighty, unto Thee be glory,
One in three persons, over all exalted.
Glory we offer, praise Thee and adore Thee,
Now and forever. Amen.
O Pater sancte, c. 10th centry, trans by P. Dearmer
An excerpt from The Brotherhood Prayer Book