1 Hail, Alpha and Omega, hail,
O Author of our faith,
the Finisher of all our hopes,
the Truth, the Life, the Path.
2 Hail, First and Last, the great I Am,
in whom we live and move;
increase our little spark of faith,
and fill our hearts with love.
3 O let that faith which you have taught
be treasured in our breast,
the evidence of unseen joys,
the substance of our rest.
4 Then shall we go from strength to strength,
from grace to greater grace,
from each degree of faith to more,
till we behold your face.
|First Line:||Hail, Alpha and Omega, hail|
|Title:||Hail, Alpha and Omega, Hail|
|Author:||John Cennick (1741, alt.)|
|Topic:||Faith; God--Nature of; Reaffirmation of faith|
|Composer:||Ludwig van Beethoven (1827)|
|Notes:||14 Bb in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|