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666. Only-begotten, Word of God Eternal

1 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal,
Lord of creation, merciful and mighty,
Hear now your servants, when their tuneful voices
Rise to your presence.

2 Holy this temple where our Lord is dwelling,
This is none other than the gate of heaven;
Strangers and pilgrims, seeking homes eternal,
Pass through its portals.

3 Lord, we beseech you, as we throng your temple,
By your past blessings, by your present bounty,
Smile on your children, and with tender mercy
Hear our petitions.

4 God in Three Persons, Father everlasting,
Son co-eternal, ever-blessed Spirit:
Yours be the glory, praise and adoration,
Now and for ever.

Text Information
First Line: Only-begotten, Word of God eternal
Title: Only-begotten, Word of God Eternal
Translator: Maxwell J. Blacker, 1822-1888
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Scripture: 1 Kings 8:30; 1 Kings 8:36; 1 Kings 8:39; 2 Chronicles 6:21; 2 Chronicles 6:39; Psalm 118:19-20
Topic: Dedication of a Church; Blessing; Gathering (6 more...)
Source: Latin, 9th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Carl Schalk, b. 1929
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: d minor
Source: Rouen Church Melody
Copyright: Harm. © 1969, Concordia Publishing House

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