108. Of the Father's Love Begotten

1 Of the Father’s love begotten
ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega;
He the source, the ending He,
of the things that are, that have been,
and that future years shall see
evermore and evermore!

2 O that birth forever blessed,
when a virgin, full of grace,
by the Holy Ghost conceiving,
bore the Savior of our race;
and the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
first revealed his sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

3 O ye heights of heaven adore Him,
angel hosts, His praises sing,
pow'ers, dominions, bow before Him,
and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
ev'ery voice in concert ring
evermore and evermore!

4 Christ, to Thee with God the Father
and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
and unwearied praises be:
honor, glory, and dominion,
and eternal victory
evermore and evermore!

Text Information
First Line: Of the Father's love begotten
Title: Of the Father's Love Begotten
Author: Marcus Aurelius C. Prudentius, 4th cent.
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Publication Date: 2017
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Topic: Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Plainsong, 13th cent.



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