Of the Father's Love Begotten

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For SATB Choir and Organ with Optional Chimes. This delicious arrangement of the well-known hymn Divinum mysterium will thrill your choir and congregation! Not difficult for the choir with a trickier part for the organ. The chimes (or even handbells) add a finishing touch to this wonderful setting. First verse in Latin, then English throughout.


Corde natus ex parentis
Ante mundi exordium
Alpha et O cognominatus,
ipse fons et clausula
Omnium quæ sunt, fuerunt,
quæque post futura sunt.
Sæculorum sæculis.

[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 forever blessèd, 
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!

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 sing, 
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:
Honour, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory, 
Evermore and evermore!