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