Scripture Verse

If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749.

Music: How­ley Place Charles E. Ste­phens, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ste­phens (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Substitute her for him if appropriate.

Lyrics

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
In solemn power come down!
Present with Thy heavenly host,
Thine ordinance to crown:
See a sinful worm of earth!
Bless to him the cleansing flood,
Plunge him, by a second birth,
Into the depths of God.

Let the promised inward grace
Accompany the sign;
On his new-born soul impress
The character divine;
Father, all Thy name reveal!
Jesus, all Thy name impart!
Holy Ghost, renew, and dwell
For ever in his heart!