“Of the Father’s Love Begotten.” While originally a Latin poem written in 413 AD by the Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius, it was translated by John M. Neale, and Thomas Helmore paired it with a medieval plainchant melody “Divinum Mysterium.” The beautiful rendition today inspired me to record this and add footage from Thorarinn Jonsson’s videography work of Iceland.
Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore!