1 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal,
Lord of Creation, merciful and mighty,
hear now thy servants when their joyful voices
rise to thy presence.
2 Here in our sickness healing grace aboundeth;
light in our blindness, in our toil refreshment:
sin is forgiven, hope o'er fear prevaileth,
joy over sorrow.
3 Hallowed this dwelling where the Lord abideth;
this is none other than the gate of heaven;
strangers and pilgrims seeking homes eternal,
pass through its portals.
4 Lord, we beseech thee, as we throng thy temple,
by thy past blessings, by thy present bounty,
smile on thy children, and with tender mercy
hear our petitions.
5 God in three persons, Father everlasting,
Son co-eternal, ever-blessèd Spirit,
thine be the glory, praise, and adoration,
now and for ever.
|First Line:||Only-begotten Word of God eternal|
|Title:||Only-Begotten Word of God Eternal|
|Translator:||M. J. Blacker (1906)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 28:17; 1 Kings 8:30; 1 Kings 8:36; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Kings 8:43; 2 Chronicles 3:30-39; 2 Chronicles 6:21-27|
|Topic:||Conclusion of Worship; Pilgrimage and Conflict|
|Source:||Christe sanctorum Dominator alme, Latin, c. 9th century|