119. O God, thou art the Father

1 O God, thou art the Father
of all that have believed:
from whom all hosts of angels
have life and power received.
O God, thou art the maker
of all created things,
the righteous Judge of judges,
the almighty King of kings.

2 High in the heavenly Zion
thou reignest God adored;
and in the coming glory
thou shalt be Sovereign Lord.
Beyond our ken thou shinest,
the everlasting Light;
ineffable in loving,
unthinkable in might.

3 Thou to the meek and lowly
thy secrets dost unfold;
O God, thou doest all things,
all things both new and old.
I walk secure and blessèd
in every clime or coast,
in name of God the Father,
and Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: O God, thou art the Father
Translator: Duncan Macgregor (1854-1923)
Author: St. Columba (521-597)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 6:16; Ephesians 4:6; Isaiah 60:19; Luke 10:21; Matthew 11:25; Matthew 13:52; Micah 4:7; Psalm 2:6; Psalm 25:9; Psalm 103:20-22; Psalm 121:5-8; Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:16
Topic: Assurance; God: in Trinity; Jesus: transfiguration (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: c minor or modal
Source: Irish traditional melody, arranged Church Hymnary, Fourth Edition, 2005
Copyright: Arrangement © Church Hymnary Trust

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