Of the Father’s love begotten, ere 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!
At His Word the worlds were framed; He commanded; it was done:
Heaven and earth and depths of ocean in their threefold order one;
All that grows beneath the shining
Of the moon and burning sun, evermore and evermore!
This is He Whom seers in old time chanted of with one accord;
Whom the voices of the prophets promised in their faithful word;
Now He shines, the long expect-ed,
Let creation praise its Lord, evermore and evermore!
O ye heights of heaven adore Him; angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him, and extol our God and King!
Honor, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory, evermore and evermore!
Christ, to Thee with God the Father, and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Hymn and chant with high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be:
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert sing, evermore and evermore!
from Songs for a Mystical Supper
released January 1, 2013
Words: Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento
Translated by: John. M. Neale, 1854 and Henry W. Baker, 1861
Tune: "Divinum mysterium", Plain-song tune, 12th century
arrangement: Tara Ward
lead vocals: Tara Ward and Zadok Wartes
harmony vocals: Dana Little
acoustic guitar: Geoff Petit
piano: Jennifer Keuer
electric guitar: Mark Isakson
bass: Ryan Davis
drums: Lacey Brown
choir: Ben Kortlever and Andrea Nollau
banjo: Mark Isakson
hammond B3: Ivar Hillesland
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