Scripture Verse

There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female, for you all are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28


Christ Giving His Blessing
Hans Memling

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems (Lon­don: Stra­han, 1740), page 194.

Music: Can­ter­bu­ry Or­lan­do Gib­bons, in Hymnes and Songs of the Church, by George Wi­ther, 1623 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley


Christ, from whom all blessings flow,
Perfecting the saints below,
Hear us, who Thy nature share,
Who Thy mystic body are.

Join us, in one spirit join,
Let us still receive of Thine;
Still for more on Thee we call,
Thou who fillest all in all.

Closer knit to Thee, our head,
Nourish us, O Christ, and feed;
Let us daily growth receive,
More and more in Jesus live.

Jesu! We Thy members are,
Cherish us with kindest care,
Of Thy flesh, and of Thy bone:
Love, forever love thine own.

Move and actuate and guide,
Diverse gifts to each divide;
Placed according to Thy will,
Let us all our work fulfill.

Never from our office move,
Needful to the others prove,
Use the grace on each bestowed,
Tempered by the art of God.

Sweetly now we all agree,
Touched with softest sympathy,
Kindly for each other care:
Every member feel its share.

Wounded by the grief of one,
All the suffering members groan;
Honored if one member is
All partake the common bliss.

Many are we now, and one,
We who Jesus have put on:
There is neither bond nor free,
Male nor female, Lord, in Thee.

Love, like death, hath all destroyed,
Rendered all distinctions void:
Names, and sects, and parties fall;
Thou, O Christ, art all in all!