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184. 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 ye heights of heaven, adore him; angel hosts, his praises sing;
powers, dominions, bow before him, and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
every voice in concert ring, evermore and evermore.

3 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: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius
Translator: Henry W. Baker (1859)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 87.87.887
Topic: The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ; Christian Year: Advent; Jesus Christ (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: C. Winfred Douglas (1940)
Meter: 87.87.887
Key: D Major
Source: 11th cent. Sanctus trope
Copyright: Arr. © 1943, renewed 1981 The Church Pension Fund.

Audio recording: Sample
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