Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Love of the Father, love of God the Son

Love of the Father, love of God the Son

Paraphraser: Robert Bridges
Tune: SONG 22
Published in 22 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Love of the Father, Love of God the Son,
from whom all came, in whom was all begun;
who formest heavenly beauty out of strife,
creation's whole desire and breath oflife:

2 Thou the all-holy, thou supreme in might,
thou dost give peace, thy presence maketh right;
thou with thy favour all things dost enfold,
with thine all-kindness free from harm wilt hold.

3 Hope of all comfort, splendour of all aid,
that dost not fail nor leave the heart afraid:
to all that cry thou dost all help accord,
the angels' armour, and the saints' reward.

4 Purest and highest, wisest and most just,
there is no truth save only in thy trust;
thou dost the mind from earthly dreams recall,
and bring, through Christ, to him for whom are all.

5 Eternal glory, all men thee adore,
who art and shalt be worshipped evermore:
us whom thou madest, comfort with thy might,
and lead us to enjoy thy heavenly light.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #253

Paraphraser: Robert Bridges

Bridges, Robert Seymour, M.A., son of J. J. Bridges, of Walmer, Kent, was b. Oct. 23, 1844, and educated at Eton and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (B.A. 1867, M.A. 1874). He took his M.A. in 1874, but retired from practice in 1882, and now (1906) resides at Yattendon, Berks. He is the author of many poems and plays. He edition and contributed to the Yattendon Hymnal, 1899 (originally printed at the Oxford Univ. Press in parts—Nos. 1-25, 1895; 26-50, 1897; 51-75, 1898; 76-100, 1899). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

Notes

Amor Patris et Filii, veri splendor auxilii. [Whitsuntide.] This is found in a manuscript of c. 1200 from Thame Abbey, Oxon, now in the B. M. (Burney 357, f. 15b), in a MS. of the 12th century, at Toulouse (162, f. 175; see Catalogue), and others. Printed in Mone, No. 180, Kehrein, No. 137, &c. Translated as:
Love of the Father, Love of God the Son, a fine version by R. B. in the Yattendon Hymnal, 1899, No. 28, and The English Hymnal, 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3881
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #253Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #610TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #186Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #432TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #159
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #323
The Cyber Hymnal #3881TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #409TextPage Scan
Include 14 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements