Scripture Verse

The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5

Introduction

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James S. Geikie
(1811–1883)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems (Lon­don: Stra­han, 1739), page 36.

Music: Bar­ford James S. Gei­kie (1811–1883), in Old Scot­tish Psalm Tunes (Lon­don: Bay­ley & Fer­gu­son, 1908), num­ber 11 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pic­ture of Gei­kie, would you ?

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Being of beings, God of love;
To Thee our hearts we raise;
Thy all sustaining power we prove,
And gladly sing Thy praise.

Thine, wholly Thine, we pant to be;
Our sacrifice receive;
Made, and preserved, and saved by Thee,
To Thee ourselves we give.

Heav’nward our every wish aspires,
For all Thy mercy’s store;
The sole return Thy love requires,
Is that we ask for more.

For more we ask, we open then
Our hearts t’embrace Thy will:
Turn and revive us, Lord, again,
With all Thy fullness fill.

Come, Holy Ghost, the Savior’s love
Shed in our hearts abroad;
So shall we ever live, and move,
And be, with Christ, in God.