1 Father, long before creation
you had chosen us in love,
and that love so deep, so moving,
draws us close to Christ above.
Still it keeps us firmly fixed in Christ alone.
2 Though the world may change its fashion,
you will still remain the same;
your compassion and your covenant
through all ages will remain.
Your own children shall forever praise your name.
3 Your compassion is our story,
is our boasting all the day;
mercy free and never failing
moves our will, directs our way.
God so loved us that he gave his only Son.
4 Loving Father, now before you
we shall ever sing your grace,
and our song will sound forever
when we see you face to face,
giving glory to the Lamb upon the throne.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #687
|First Line:||Father, long before creation|
|Title:||Father, Long before Creation|
|Translator:||Francis P. Jones (1953, alt.)|
|Place of Origin:||China|