Of the Father's love begotten
- divinum mysterium
- Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 348-401?; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866; Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877
- Bruce Neswick, b. 1956
- 22.214.171.124.8.7 with refrain
- Tune Source(s)
- Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; Piae Cantiones, 1582 (adapt.)
1 Of the Father's love begotten, ere the worlds began to be, he is Alpha and Omega, he the source, the ending he, of the things that are, that have been, and that future years shall see, evermore and evermore!
2 O that birth for ever blessèd, when the Virgin, full of grace, by the Holy Ghost conceiving, bore the Savior of our race; and the Babe, the world's Redeemer, first revealed his sacred face, evermore and evermore!
3 Let the heights of heaven adore him; angel hosts, his praises sing; powers, dominions, bow before him, and extol our God and King; let no tongue on earth be silent, every voice in concert ring, evermore and evermore!
4 Christ, to thee with God the Father, and, O Holy Ghost, to thee, hymn and chant and high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be; honor, glory and dominion, and eternal victory, evermore and evermore!