Our Father: Musical Settings of the Lord’s Prayer
To round off our commentary on the Our Father, we come to the ways it has been set to music. Prayer rightly inspires and nourishes theological reflection, but it’s always important to come back to prayer. Singing is an excellent way to pray, because it can give voice to the deepest desires of our hearts, and these will lead us to a greater love of God. As St Augustine says, ‘Singing is a lover’s thing’!
There are many beautiful musical settings of the Lord’s Prayer, which vary in many ways. Here is just a small selection which may inspire your own prayer.
4. Rimsky-Korsakov (Otche Nash, English version), C19th: