417: FATHER of lights, whose will divineby R. Beacon
1 FATHER of lights, whose will divine
Has by Thy truthful word
Begotten us, and made us Thine,
For aye be Thou adored.
2 Thine, Father, was the wondrous grace
That sent Thine only Son
To show Thy glory in the face
Of Thy beloved One.
3 He came Thy great and blessed name
Of Father to declare,
The Just, to meet Thine every claim,
The Sinless, sin to bear.
4 Thus only, Father, couldst Thou raise
From depths of sin and shame
A chosen people for the praise
And glory of Thy name.
5 Oh, counsel all divine to find
True worshippers in those
Who once, estranged by carnal mind,
Were Thine and Jesus' foes!
6 Then glory, Father, be to Thee,
And to Thine only Son;
All glory to the One in Three
And to the Three in One.
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