1 Word of the Father everlasting,
there at his side when time began;
who but the Word reflects his glory,
who but the Word may speak to man?
Word of the Father everlasting,
there at his side when time began.

2 Word once made flesh in Mary's keeping,
source of all life and one true light;
who of his own will dare receive him,
or to their homes and hearts invite?
Word once made flesh in Mary's keeping,
source of all life and one true light.

3 Word full of grace, among us dwelling,
Jesus our Lord, the Father's Son:
give us the power, your name confessing,
truly God's children to become.
Word full of grace, among us dwelling,
Jesus our Lord, the Father's Son.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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