Scripture Verse

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 3, 1709, num­ber 26. A song of praise to the ev­er-bless­ed Tri­ni­ty, God the Fa­ther, Son, and Spir­it.

Music: Ant­werp Will­iam Small­wood (1831–1897) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Blest be the Father and His love,
To whose celestial source we owe
Rivers of endless joy above,
And rills of comfort here below.

Glory to Thee, great Son of God,
From whose dear wounded body rolls
A precious stream of vital blood,
Pardon and life for dying souls.

We give the sacred Spirit praise,
Who in our hearts of sin and woe
Makes living springs of grace arise,
And into boundless glory flow.

Thus God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, we adore;
That sea of life and love unknown,
Without a bottom or a shore.