Scripture Verse

Brethren beloved of the Lord. 2 Thessalonians 2:13


William Gardiner 1770–1853
British Museum

Words: John New­ton, in The Hart­ford Se­lec­tion of Hymns from the Most Ap­proved Au­thors, ed­it­ed by Na­than Strong, Ab­el Flint & Jo­seph Stew­ard (Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut: John Bab­cock, 1799), num­ber 259.

Music: Ger­ma­ny Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

John Newton


Brethren, be­loved for Je­su’s sake,
A hear­ty wel­come here re­ceive;
May we to­ge­ther now par­take
The joys which He alone can give!

May He, by whose kind care we meet,
Send His good Spi­rit from above,
Make our com­mu­ni­ca­tions sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love!

Forgotten be each world­ly theme,
When thus we meet to pray and praise,
We on­ly wish to speak of Him,
And tell the won­ders of His grace.

We’ll talk of all He did and said,
His suf­fer­ing and His dy­ing love,
The path He marked for us to tread,
And how He tri­umphs now above.

Thus as the mo­ments pass away,
We’ll love, and won­der, and adore;
Then hast­en on the glo­ri­ous day,
When we shall meet to part no more.