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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The original Latin words of Of the Father’s love begotten were written by Prudentius Aurelius Clemens, a saintly and learned Spaniard who after a distinguished career in law and civil administration entered a monastery in his middle age. This is one of the great Mass hymns, translated many times. The plainsong melody is in Piae Cantiones, a collection compiled in Finland in 1582.
Of the Father’s love begotten, Ere the world began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending he; Of all things that are and have been And that future years shall see: Evermore and evermore.
By his word was all created; He commanded; it was done: Heaven and earth and depth of ocean, Universe of three in one; All that grows beneath the shining Of the light of moon and sun. Evermore and evermore.
Blessed was that day for ever When the Virgin, full of grace, By the Holy Ghost conceiving, Bore the Saviour of our race; And the Child, the world’s Redeemer, First revealed his sacred face. Evermore and evermore.
He, by prophets, sung, is here now, Promised since the world began, Now on earth in flesh descended To atone for sins of man. All creation praise its Master, See fulfilment of his plan. Evermore and evermore.
Glory be to God the Father, Glory be to God the Son, Glory to the Holy Spirit, Persons three, yet Godhead One; Glory be from all creation While eternal ages run. Evermore and evermore.