Scripture Verse

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Revelation 2:17


Franz J. Haydn

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 833.

Music: Brown­well Franz J. Hay­dn (1732–1809) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Charles Wesley


Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard
What Christ hath for His saints prepared,
Who conquer thro’ their Savior’s might,
Who sink into perfection’s height,
And trample death beneath their feet,
And gladly die their Lord to meet.

They on the hidden manna feed
The heavenly, true, angelic Bread,
Who gained on earth a partial taste
Of bliss too exquisite to last,
Obtain His fullest joy above,
And all the sweetness of His love.

Christ shall on them a name bestow,
Which no embodied saint can know,
A new inexplicable name
With God essentially the same!
And what it is they then conceive,
When Christ doth all His fullness give.

Dost thou desire to know and see
What thy mysterious name shall be?
Contending for thy heavenly home,
Thy latest foe, in death o’ercome;
’Till then thou searchest out in vain
What only conquest can explain.

But when the Lord hath closed thine eyes,
And opened them in paradise,
Receiving thy new name unknown,
Thou read’st it wrote on the white stone,
Wrote on thy pure humanity