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Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal

Representative Text

1 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal,
Lord of creation, merciful and mighty,
Hear us, your servants, when our tuneful voices
Rise to your presence.

2 Holy this dwelling where the Lord is present;
This is none other than the gate of heaven;
Strangers and pilgrims, seeking homes eternal,
Pass through its portals.

3 Lord, we beseech you, as we throng your temple,
By your past blessings, by your present bounty,
Smile on your children, and with tender mercy
Hear our petitions.

4 God in three Persons, Father everlasting,
Son co-eternal, ever blessed Spirit,
Yours be the glory, praise and adoration,
Now and forever.

Source: Worship (4th ed.) #839

Translator: Maxwell J. Blacker

Maxwell, Julius Blacker M.A., son of V. Blacker of Marylebone, b. May 27, 1822, educated at Merton College, Oxford, ordained in 1848, held several curacies, including that of St. Bar­na­bas, Pim­li­co and died June 11, 1888. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix Part II, (1907) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only begotten, Word of God eternal
Title: Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal
Latin Title: Christi cunctorum Dominator alme
Translator: Maxwell J. Blacker (1906)
Source: Latin, c. 9th century
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Lutheran Service Book #916


Lutheran Worship #323

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Rejoice in the Lord #504


RitualSong #852


The Cyber Hymnal #4709

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The Hymnal 1982 #360


The Hymnal 1982 #361

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The New English Hymnal #210

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Worship (3rd ed.) #666


Worship (4th ed.) #839

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
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