O God, th' eternal Father, Thou

O God, th' eternal Father, Thou,
The uncreated, great I AM!
More ancient than the ancients are,
Before the primal age began!
From everlasting Thou art God,
All time and space Thou dost transcend!
The fulness of eternity,
Without beginning, without end!
Th' eternal source of all Thou art,
Before the heavens were decreed!
Thou art the first of all the first,
And e'en the foremost dost precede!
Thou art the life that ever lasts,
From age to age Thou endest not!
More lasting than all that which lasts,
Beyond the ultimate Thou art!
Thou art the Alpha as the first,
Omega, as the last Thou art!
From start to end Thou hast no lack,
Complete and perfect, wanting not!
We praise Thee for Thine endless years,
Extol Thee for Thy boundlessness!
We praise Thee for Thy fulness vast,
Extol Thee for Thy Perfectness!

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Joanna Smathers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Amen, Praise You Father

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Lowell Mason was born on January 8, 1792 Medfield, MA and died on August 11, 1872, Orange, NJ. He was an American music director and banker who was the leading figure in the 19th century American church music. Lowell composed over 1600 hymn-tunes, many of which are often sung today. His best-known work includes an arrangement of “Joy to the World” and the tune “Bethany, ” which sets the hymn text, “Nearer, My God to Thee. ” Mason also set music to “Mary had a Little Lamb. ”

He is largely credited with introducing music into American public schools, and is considered the first important U. S. music educator. He has also been criticized for helping to largely eliminate the robust tradition of participatory sacred music that flourished in America before his time.

Tom Combiths

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Oh, our Father is the Eternal One! We praise and worship you Father, the great I Am. This hymn is wonderful beyond description.

Bing Shiao

United States

I like this song really much so that's why I comment it and thanks for the song