Scripture Verse

I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 12:10


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns of In­ter­cess­ion 1758.

Music: Mid­dle­sex, anon­y­mous, be­fore 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley


Father of faithful Abraham, hear
Our earnest suit for Abraham’s seed;
Justly they claim the softest prayer
From us, adopted in their stead,
Who mercy through their fall obtain,
And Christ by their rejection gain.

But hast Thou finally forsook,
Forever cast Thy own away?
Wilt Thou not bid the outcasts look
On Him they pierced, and weep, and pray?
Yes, gracious Lord, Thy Word is past;
All Israel shall be saved at last.

Come, then, Thou great Deliverer, come!
The veil from Jacob’s heart remove;
Receive Thy ancient people home,
That, quickened by Thy dying love,
The world may their reception find
Life from the dead for all mankind.