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Of The Fathers Love Begotten lyrics:

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!

At His Word the worlds were framed; He commanded; it was done
Heaven and earth and depths of ocean in their threefold order one
All that grows beneath the shining
Of the moon and burning sun, evermore and evermore!

He is found in human fashion, death and sorrow here to know
That the race of Adam's children doomed by law to endless woe
May not henceforth die and perish
In the dreadful gulf below, evermore and evermore!

O that birth forever blessed, when the virgin, full of grace
By the Holy Ghost conceiving, bare the Savior of our race
And the Babe, the world's Redeemer
First revealed His sacred face, evermore and evermore!

This is He whom seers in old time chanted of with one accord
Whom the voices of the prophets promised in their faithful word
Now He shines, the long expected
Let creation praise its Lord, evermore and evermore!

O ye 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 sing, evermore and evermore!

Righteous Judge of souls departed, righteous King of them that live
On the Father's throne exalted none in might with Thee may strive
Who at last in vengeance coming
Sinners from Thy face shalt drive, evermore and evermore!

Thee let old men, thee let young men, thee let boys in chorus sing
Matrons, virgins, little maidens, with glad voices answering
Let their guileless songs re-echo
And the heart its music bring, evermore and evermore!

Christ, to Thee with God the Father, and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
Hymn and chant with high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be
Honor, glory, and dominion
And eternal victory, evermore and evermore!

About this song:

"Of The Father's Love Begotten" is based on a 5th century Latin hymn, "Aurelius Prudentius". This song was translated from Latin to English by John Neale and Henry Baker.

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