Alpha, Omega

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1. Alpha, Omega, beginning and end,
Who is, who was, and who is yet to come—
May grace and peace now upon us descend
From Father, Spirit, and Christ the Son.

2. Lord Jesus Christ, First and Last, faithful e’er,
Once You were dead; now You live evermore.
The keys to death and to hell You now bear.
You rule the kings of earth by Your power.

3. To Him who loves us and shed His own blood—
All of our sins in His body He bore,
Made us a kingdom and priests serving God—
To Him be glory, pow’r evermore!

4. Look, He is coming! With clouds He’s adorned.
All eyes will see Him when He comes again.
Because of Him, all earth’s peoples will mourn.
So shall it be! Amen and amen.

Author: Susan Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Alpha, Omega, beginning and end
Title: Alpha, Omega
Author: Susan Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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