1 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal,
Lord of creation, merciful and mighty,
Hear us, your servants, when our tuneful voices
Rise to your presence.
2 Holy this dwelling where the Lord is present;
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 forever.
Source: Worship (4th ed.) #839
|First Line:||Only begotten, Word of God eternal|
|Title:||Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal|
|Latin Title:||Christi cunctorum Dominator alme|
|Translator:||Maxwell J. Blacker (1906)|
|Source:||Latin, c. 9th century|