Of the Father's Love

Text Author: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Arranger: Chris de Silva

Translator: John Mason Neale

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Solo

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Separate Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Cello

Tune Name: Divinum mysterium

Text Source:
Corde natus ex Parentis
, Aurelius Prudentius, 348–413, tr. John M. Neale, 1818–1866, and Henry W. Baker, 1821–1877, alt.

Music Source: Mode V, 12th c., arr. Chris de Silva

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


A lyrical, chant-like style shapes this choral arrangement. The flute, oboe and cello parts provide polyphonic embellishment in conversation with the text. After the final verse, the text “evermore and evermore” leads to an extension of the arrangement, stressing the importance of living the Incarnation daily.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night

Topical: Creation, Love of God for Us, Praise, Thanksgiving, Trinity

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble

Number of Pages: 24

Language: English

Format: Octavo