504. Only-Begotten Word of God Eternal

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.

Text Information
First Line: Only-begotten Word of God eternal
Title: Only-Begotten Word of God Eternal
Translator: M. J. Blacker (1906)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: sapphic
Scripture: Genesis 28:17; 1 Kings 8:30; 1 Kings 8:36; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Kings 8:43; 2 Chronicles 6:21-27
Topic: Conclusion of Worship; Pilgrimage and Conflict
Source: Christe sanctorum Dominator alme, Latin, c. 9th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: sapphic
Key: d minor

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