Kyrie, God Father in Heaven Above   3 comments


Above:  Part of the Beginning of the Latin Mass

Image Source = The CTS New Sunday Missal:  People’s Edition with the New Translation of the Mass (London, England, UK:  Catholic Truth Society, 2011), page 534

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Traditional Latin Text, circa 1100 (if not earlier)

Anonymous German Translation (circa 1541)

English Translation (1939) by William Gustave Polack (1890-1950)

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America


Kyrie, God Father in heav’n above,

Great art Thou in grace and love,

Of all things the Maker and Preserver.

Eleison, eleison!

Kyrie, O Christ, our King,

Salvation for sinners Thou didst bring.

O Lord Jesus, God’s own Son,

Our Mediator at the heav’nly throne,

Hear our cry and grant our supplication.

Eleison, eleison!

Kyrie, O God the Holy Ghost,

Guard our faith, the gift we need the most;

Do Thou our last hour bless;

Let us leave this sinful world with gladness.

Eleison, eleison!

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