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Our Father

Fr. Athanasius Iskander
October 24, 2006

This is a spiritual song that is commonly chanted during communion in the Divine Liturgy. The text of this specific song was written by Fr. Athanasius Iskander, who serves in St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kitchener, ON. The recording was done by nearly all the members of the HCOC for the English production (coming out soon) of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

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Lyrics

Our Father Who art in heaven,
Praised by the Holy Seven;
Archangels, and Angels, and men.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Hallowed be Thine Holy name,
With the Son; Who for our salvation came,
And the Holy Spirit; with Thee the same.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Thy Kingdom come, O my Lord,
And in my heart make Thine abode.
Be Thou my shield and my sword.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Thy will be done in every thing,
O our Master, and our King.
Bless Thy servants who now sing;
O our Father Who art in heaven.

On earth as it is in heaven,
Glory to Thee is given;
Unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Give us this day, O Thou Good,
Our share of the heavenly food;
May we receive it as we should.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Forgive us our trespasses;
The small, and the great, in all cases.
Absolve every one who confesses.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

As we forgive others too;
Who hurt us in all they say or do.
Teach us to love all; friend and foe.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

And lead us not into temptation,
But if we should, grant us patience.
Help us fulfill our salvation.
O our father Who art in heaven.

Deliver us from the Evil One;
Give Thy command; Satan begone.
For other than Thee we have none.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

In Christ Jesus our Lord, we pray,
For He is the Life and the Way.
Hear us, O Master when we say:
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Thine is the Power and the Glory,
Save us, O Lord from all worry.
Hear us for the sake of Saint Mary.
O our Father Who art in heaven.

Forever, and ever. Amen.
Protect, O Lord, all Thy children,
Until Thy Son cometh again.
O our father Who art in heaven.