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Of the Father's love begotten, 

E'er 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!

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 ye heights of heav'n adore Him; 

Angel hosts, His praises sing,

Pow'rs 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!

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!

Evermore and evermore!

Evermore and evermore!

Words: Prudential, 4th century; trans. John M. Neale & Henry W. Baker

Music: Plainsong, 13th century; arr. Erik Dewar, Ruth Gregornik, Caleb Wiley

© Public Domain

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