"Of the Father's Love Begotten"
                 by Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento
                Translated by John. M. Neale, 1818-1866
                      and Henry W. Baker, 1821-1977
                                 Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.80

        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. Oh, 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.

        3. 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 ring
        Evermore and evermore.

        4. This is He whom Heaven-taught singers
        Sang of old with one accord;
        Whom the Scriptures of the prophets
        Promised in their faithful word.
        Now He shines, the Long-expected;
        Let creation praise its Lord
        Evermore and evermore.

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

Notes: Hymn #98 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Tim. 3:16 Author: Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento Translated by: John. M. Neale, 1854 and Henry W. Baker, 1861 Titled: "Corde natus ex Parentis" Tune: "Divinum mysterium", Plain-song tune, 12th century
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