Alpha and Omega

Hail, Alpha and Omega, hail, Thou great beginning, glorious end

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hail, Alpha and Omega, hail!
Thou great beginning, glorious end!
From first to last, from last to first,
God, Father, Saviour, Brother, Friend.

2 No change of will, nor lapse of pow'r,
Shall alter or impede thy plan:
One grand, consistent, perfect whole
Is thine, thou head of ev'ry man.

3 Ere morning stars, creation sang,
Th' eternal purpose was complete;
Nor can the idle whirl of time,
Thy everlasting love defeat.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXCVII

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, Alpha and Omega, hail, Thou great beginning, glorious end
Title: Alpha and Omega
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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