( The ) Lord's Prayer  ( Albert Hay Malotte )

Text from the Bible, set by Albert Hay Malotte ( 1895-1964 )
 
1st recording 1949
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
With Choir and Organ directed by Mitchell Ayres
 
Recorded in Church of Incarnation, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Recording Time 2:52 P.D.
 
Recorded September 30, 1949  ~  Matrix No. D9VC - 1954  Take 1 - 1A
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Single release: RCA-78RPM 12" 28-0436
RCA-45RPM 52-0071-B
Single Flip Side: "Ave Maria ( Franz Schubert ) "
US Chart Position No. 28
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0110 ( F2PW-4295 ) May, 1955
Single Flip Side: "Ave Maria ( Franz Schubert )"
 
Perry Como ~ Songs of FaithI Believe ~ original 12" LP 1956
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP "Songs of Faith" EPA-410 MONO 1953
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPM-1172 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP GOLD STANDARD "Songs of Faith" EPA-5142 MONO 1959

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2nd recording 1959
With Male Voices of the Robert Shaw Chorale,
Orchestra conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:40
 
Recorded October 26, 1959   ~  Matrix No. K2PB-6076 Take 6
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Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-7650-A
Single Flip Side: "Ave Maria ( Franz Schubert ) "
 
Stereo Single release: RCA-45RPM-61-7650 ( same flip side )

The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria ~ 1959 versionThe Lord's Prayer ~ RCA Camden compilation 1969

Album issue: CAM-LP12 "The Lord's Prayer" CAS-2299 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1969

Lord’s Prayer or Our Father, the only formula of prayer attributed to Jesus Christ in the New Testament and the most widely used prayer of Christians. It appears in two forms: A longer form in Matthew 6:9-13 is a part of the teaching on prayer in the Sermon on the Mount; a shorter form in Luke 11:2-4 is given as a response to the disciples' request, "Lord, teach us to pray."The prayer consists of an introduction and seven petitions in the Matthew version, which seems to be a liturgical expansion of the original utterance of Christ. The Matthaean form, which has been employed liturgically since very early times, is:

"Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil."

A closing doxology, "For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory," was added to the prayer in ancient times, although it does not appear in most manuscripts of the Bible and is only a footnote in the Revised Standard Version. Its incorporation into the Lord's Prayer as early as the 1st century is attested by the version of the prayer in the Didache, a brief manual of instruction for converts to Christianity. Many Protestants ordinarily recite the doxology as part of the Lord's Prayer; Roman Catholics incorporate it into the recitation of the prayer at Mass, but generally do not use it in private recitation.

The seven petitions of the prayer are modeled on the Psalms. The first three petitions are concerned with the glorification of God, and the last four are requests for divine assistance to humankind. The prayer reflects a community based on an eschatological hope, that is, a community praying for the completion of God's final plan. The petitions concerning forgiveness, temptation, and deliverance from evil are, in fact, best understood in relation to the end times. The prayer is actually a synthesis of the Christian faith; its balanced structure makes it an expression of the biblical hierarchy of values: first the things of God, then human concerns.

After baptism, the Lord's Prayer is the best-known bond of unity among Christians of every tradition and is always recited in ecumenical gatherings.

 

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