3881. 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 heavenly 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 favor all things dost enfold,
With Thine all kindness free from harm wilt hold.

3. Hope of all comfort, splendor of all aid,
That dost not fail nor leave the heart afraid;
To all that cry Thou dost all help accord,
The angels’ armor, 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 to Christ to Him for whom are all.

5. Eternal glory, all men Thee adore,
Who art and shalt be worshipped evermore;
Us whom Thou madest, comfort with Thy might,
And lead us to enjoy Thy heavenly 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, veri splendor auxilii
Translator (from Latin): Robert S. Bridges
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Source: In a manuscript from Thame Abbey, Oxon, England, circa 1200; Yattendon Hymnal, 1899
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: LANGRAN, James Langran, 1862
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: SONG 22 (Gibbons)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625 (1623)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 55365 54522 31425
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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