O God, the Eternal Father

First line: O God, th’ eternal Father / O God, th’Eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky / O God, the eternal Father, Who dwells / O God th’ eternal Father, Who dwells / O God, the Eternal Father / O God th’ eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky / O God th’eternal Father

Original language: English

Words: William W. Phelps
Music: Felix Mendelssohn


O God, the Eternal Father
, 175


1. O God, th’Eternal Father,Who dwells amid the sky,In Jesus’ name we ask theeTo bless and sanctify,If we are pure before thee,This bread and cup of wine,That we may all rememberThat offering divine—
2. That sacred, holy off’ring,By man least understood,To have our sins remittedAnd take his flesh and blood,That we may ever witnessThe suff’ring of thy Son,And always have his SpiritTo make our hearts as one.
3. When Jesus, the Anointed,Descended from aboveAnd gave himself a ransomTo 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 perfectAnd veiled the Lord in flesh,To walk upon his footstoolAnd be like man, almost,In his exalted station,And die, or all was lost.

O God, The Eternal Father
, 125


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 rememberThat offering divine;
2. That sacred holy offeringBy man least understood,To have our sins remitted,And take his flesh and blood;That we may ever witnessThe suffering 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 ransomTo 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 perfectAnd 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.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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O God, the Eternal Father

, 175

O God, the Eternal Father

, 30

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 46

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 110

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

O God, the Eternal Father

, 13a

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 286

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 290

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 226

O God, the Eternal Father

, 175

O God, the Eternal Father

, 175

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 18

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 326

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 242

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 15

O God, the Eternal Father

, no. 307

O God, The Eternal Father

, 125

O God, The Eternal Father

, 125

O God, The Eternal Father

, 125

O God, The Eternal Father

, 125

O God, Th’ Eternal Father

, 125

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, no. 59

O God, the Eternal Father (Sacramental Hymn)

, 54

O God, the Eternal Father (Sacramental Hymn)

, 54

X:197 Q:1/4=76 M:4/4 L:1/4 K:D F | B A G F | E2 F c | d d c/B/ c | B3 yy

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260a

Arr.: Johann Sebastian Bach

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260a

Arr.: Johann Sebastian Bach

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260a

Arr.: Johann Sebastian Bach

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the Eternal Father

, 268

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260b

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260b

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 260b

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’Eternal Father

, 135

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 22

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 22

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 22

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 22

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 22

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 255

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 255

O God, th’ Eternal Father

, 255

Unofficial or Local Publications

O God th’eternal Father

, 19

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God Th’ Eternal Father

, 385

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O, God, The Eternal Father

, 211

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O, God, The Eternal Father

, 211

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God Th’ Eternal Father

, 385

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God th’ Eternal Father

, 8

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God th’Eternal Father

, 377

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God th’ Eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky

, 384

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God th’ Eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky

, 384

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God th’ Eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky

, 384

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God, the eternal Father

, 211

Unofficial or Local Publications

O God th’ eternal Father

, 22

Unofficial or Local Publications

O God, th’ eternal Father

, 42

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

O God the eternal Father

, 161

Unofficial or Local Publications

O God, th’ eternal Father, Who dwells

, 33

Unofficial or Local Publications

O God th’ eternal Father, Who dwells amid the sky

, 33