Scripture Verse

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. Colossians 2:9


Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788). The first stan­za ap­pears in Wes­ley’s Short Hymns on Se­lect Pas­sag­es of the Ho­ly Scrip­tures (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, page 126. Ori­gin of the oth­er stan­zas is un­known.

Music: Am­ster­dam James Nar­es, in The Foun­de­ry Col­lect­ion, 1742 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James Nares (1715–1783)


Celebrate Im­ma­nu­el’s name,
The Prince of life and peace!
God with us, our lips pro­claim,
Our faith­ful hearts con­fess.
God is in our flesh re­vealed;
Heav’n and earth in Je­sus join.
Mortal with Im­mor­tal filled,
And human with di­vine!

Fullness of the de­ity
In Je­sus’ bo­dy dwells,
Dwells in all His saints and me
When God His Son re­veals.
Father, ma­ni­fest Thy Son;
Breathe the true in­car­nate Word.
In our in­most souls make known
The pre­sence of the Lord.

Let the Spir­it of our Head
Through ev­ery mem­ber flow;
By our Lord in­ha­bit­ed,
We then Im­ma­nu­el know.
Then He doth His name ex­press;
God in us we tru­ly prove,
Find with all the life of grace
And all the pow­er of love.

Happy they who hum­bly dread
The glo­ri­ous King of kings;
He on them His beams shall shed,
And cher­ish with His wings;
Christ, the Sun of right­eous­ness,
On them shall rise to set no more,
All the sin-sick sons of grace,
To health and Hea­ven re­store.

Sun of right­eous­ness, arise!
My trem­bling soul to cheer;
Thou whose glo­ry fills the skies,
Be ma­ni­fest­ed here:
Chase the dark­ness from my mind,
All my un­belief re­move,
Heal my soul, di­seased and blind,
By hea­ven­ly light and love.