Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal

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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,
Glory forever.

Source: Lutheran Service Book #916

Translator: Maxwell J. Blacker

Maxwell, Julius Blacker M.A., son of V. Blacker of Marylebone, b. May 27, 1822, educated at Merton College, Oxford, ordained in 1848, held several curacies, including that of St. Bar­na­bas, Pim­li­co and died June 11, 1888. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix Part II, (1907) Go to person page >

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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)
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Source: Latin, c. 9th century
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4709
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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #360

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #361

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Lutheran Service Book #916

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Lutheran Worship #323

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The Cyber Hymnal #4709

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The New English Hymnal #210

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Worship (3rd ed.) #666

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