Scripture Verse

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8

Introduction

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Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ham­burg Lo­well Ma­son, 1824. First ap­peared in The Bos­ton Han­del and Hay­dn So­cie­ty Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, third edi­tion, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Lyrics

Alpha, Ome­ga, be­gin­ning and end,
Who is, who was, and who is yet to come—
May grace and peace now up­on us des­cend
From Fa­ther, Spir­it, and Christ the Son.

Lord Je­sus Christ, First and Last, faith­ful e’er,
Once You were dead; now You live ev­er­more.
The keys to death and to hell You now bear.
You rule the kings of earth by Your pow­er.

To Him who loves us and shed His own blood—
All of our sins in His bo­dy He bore,
Made us a king­dom and priests serv­ing God—
To Him be glo­ry, pow­er ev­er­more!

Look, He is com­ing! With clouds He’s adorned.
All eyes will see Him when He comes again.
Because of Him, all earth’s peo­ples will mourn.
So shall it be! Amen and amen.