Of The Father's Love Begotten

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SSA and Men, with women divisi, a cappella.
 Based on the medieval plainsong Divinum Mysterium. Chant-based throughout. Lovely harmonies overtop the plainsong. Text by Marcus Aurelius Prudentius, translated by John Mason Neale and others.


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.

O that birth for ever blessed
When the Virgin, full of grace
By the Holy Ghost conceiving
Bore the Saviour of our race
And the babe, the world's redeemer
First revealed his sacred Face
Evermore and evermore.

O ye heights of heaven adore him,
Angel hosts, his praises sing,
Powrs, 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.