Scripture Verse

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1


Thomas Campbell

Words: Charles Wes­ley, in The Po­et­ic­al Works of John and Charles Wes­ley, Volume 10 (Lon­don: Wes­ley­an-Me­thod­ist Con­fer­ence Of­fice, 1868), pag­es 138–44.

Music: Sa­gi­na Tho­mas Camp­bell, Bou­quet 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley


The book—let all bow down and read—
The book of God to sinners given,
The birth of Abraham’s blessed Seed,
Of David’s Son, sent down from Heaven!
Stupendous mystery divine,
Gospel to ages past unknown!
Heathens and Jews through Jesus join,
And God and man in Christ are one.

Father of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Our Father through His birth Thou art;
Thy Spirit testifies the Word
Made flesh, to every faithful heart;
In us Thy new-born Son reveal,
Thy Son from all eternity,
And give Him still on earth to dwell,
By faith conceived and formed in me.