432. Love of the Father

1 Love of the Father, Love of God the Son,
from whom all came, in whom was all begun;
who formest heav'nly beauty out of strife,
creation's whole desire and breath of life.

2 Thou the all-holy, thou supreme in might,
thou dost give peace, thy presence maketh right;
thou with thy favour all things dost enfold,
with thine all-kindness free from harm wilt hold.

3 Hope of all comfort, splendour of all aid,
that dost not fail nor leave the heart afraid:
to all that cry thou dost all help accord,
the angels' armour, and the saints' reward.

4 Purest and highest, wisest and most just,
there is no truth save only in thy trust;
thou dost the mind from earthly dreams recall,
and bring, through Christ, to him for whom are all.

5 Eternal glory, all the world adore,
who art and shalt be worshipped evermore:
us whom thou madest, comfort with thy might,
and lead us to enjoy thy heav'nly light.

Text Information
First Line: Love of the Father, love of God the Son
Title: Love of the Father
Latin Title: Amor Patris et Filii
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Christmas; Grace and Providence; Pentecost (1 more...)
Source: 12th century
Copyright: © Copyright Control
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: SONG 22
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major

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