O God, the Eternal Father

Author: William W. Phelps
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)


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English (Original Language)

O God, the Eternal Father

Hymns (1985, 2002), no. 175

1. O God, th’Eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky, In Jesus’ name we ask thee To bless and sanctify, If we are pure before thee, This bread and cup of wine, That we may all remember That offering divine—

2. That sacred, holy off’ring, By man least understood, To have our sins remitted And take his flesh and blood, That we may ever witness The suff’ring of thy Son, And always have his Spirit To make our hearts as one.

3. When Jesus, the Anointed, Descended from above And gave himself a ransom To win our souls with love— With no apparent beauty, That man should him desire— He was the promised Savior, To purify with fire.

4. How infinite that wisdom, The plan of holiness, That made salvation perfect And veiled the Lord in flesh, To walk upon his footstool And be like man, almost, In his exalted station, And die, or all was lost.

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