|Jesus in Form of Bread and Wine|
Forth From on High the Father Sends was written by the Scottish Jesuit Priest, Fr. James Quinn (1919-2010). It is sung to the tune: Melcombe, by the English composer Samuel Webbe (1740-1816). Initially published in 1782 as an anonymous chant tune in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant, it was ascribed to Webbe in later hymnals after 1791. In the Divine Office (1974), Forth From on High the Father Sends is used with Morning Prayer on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).