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.
|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)|
|Topic:||The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ; Christian Year: Advent; Jesus Christ(3 more...)|
|Arranger:||C. Winfred Douglas (1940)|
|Source:||11th cent. Sanctus trope|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1943, renewed 1981 The Church Pension Fund.|