1 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal,
Lord of creation, merciful and mighty:
Hear us, Your servants, as our tuneful voices
Rise in Your presence.
2 Holy this temple where our Lord is dwelling;
This is none other than the gate of heaven.
Ever Your children, year by year rejoicing,
Chant in Your temple.
3 Hear us, O Father, as we throng Your temple.
By Your past blessings, by Your present bounty,
Smile on Your children, and in grace and mercy
Hear our petition.
4 God in three persons, Father everlasting,
Son co-eternal, ever blessed Spirit:
To You be praises, thanks, and adoration,
Source: Lutheran Service Book #916
|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|