Scripture Verse

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39


Robert S. Bridges

Words: Un­known au­thor, in a man­u­script from Thame Ab­bey, Ox­ford­shire, Eng­land, cir­ca 1200 (Amor Pa­tris et Filii, ve­ri splen­dor aux­i­lii). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ro­bert S. Bridg­es in the Yat­ten­don Hym­nal, 1899.

Music: Song 22 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons, 1623 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Orlando Gibbons


Love of the Father, love of God the Son,
From whom all came, in whom was all begun;
Who formest heavenly beauty out of strife,
Creation’s whole desire and breath of life.

Thou the all holy, Thou supreme in might,
Thou dost give peace, Thy presence maketh right;
Thou with Thy favor all things dost enfold,
With Thine all kindness free from harm wilt hold.

Hope of all comfort, splendor of all aid,
That dost not fail nor leave the heart afraid;
To all that cry Thou dost all help accord,
The angels’ armor, and the saints’ reward.

Purest and highest, wisest and most just,
There is no truth, save only in Thy trust;
Thou dost the mind from earthly dreams recall,
And bring through to Christ to Him for whom are all.

Eternal glory, all men Thee adore,
Who art and shalt be worshipped evermore;
Us whom Thou madest, comfort with Thy might,
And lead us to enjoy Thy heavenly light.