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

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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 >

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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)



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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #610

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Common Praise #186

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #432

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The New English Hymnal #409

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