303. O Word immortal of eternal God

1 O Word immortal of eternal God,
Only-begotten of the only Source,
For our salvation stooping to the course
Of human life, and born of Mary’s blood;
Sprung from the ever-virgin womanhood
Of her who bare thee, God immutable,
Incarnate, made as man with man to dwell,
And condescending to the bitter Rood;

2 Save us, O Christ our God, for thou hast died
To save thy people to the uttermost,
And dying tramplest death in victory;
One of the ever-blessèd Trinity,
In equal honour with the Holy Ghost,
And with the eternal Father glorified.

Text Information
First Line: O Word immortal of eternal God
Translator: T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Source: Greek, 6th century
Tune Information
Name: SONG 24
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: e minor
Notes: For verse 1 the first eight bars are repeated. For verse 2 the tune is sung straight through without repeat

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