Scripture Verse

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. Hebrews 1:1–2


Words: George W. Briggs, in Ten New Hymns from the Bi­ble, 1953. Orig­in­al­ly ti­tled God Hath Spok­en by His Pro­phets.

Music: Eb­en­e­zer Tho­mas J. Will­iams, in Llaw lyfr Mo­li­ant, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Briggs (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Thomas J. Williams
Courtesy of Nigel Williams


God has spoken by the prophets,
Spoken the unchanging Word;
Each from age to age proclaiming
God the One, the righteous Lord!
’Mid the world’s despair and turmoil
One firm anchor holding fast:
God eternal reigns forever,
God the first and God the last.

God has spoken by Christ Jesus,
Christ, the everlasting Son,
Brightness of the Father’s glory,
With the Father ever one;
Spoken by the Word incarnate,
God of God ere time was born;
Light of light, to earth descending,
Christ as God in human form.

God is speaking by the Spirit,
Speaking to our hearts again,
In the age-long word declaring
God’s own message, now as then.
Through the rise and fall of nations
One sure faith is standing fast:
God abides, the Word unchanging,
God the first and God the last.