Scripture Verse

Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Re­demp­tion in the Blood of Je­sus Christ 1747.

Music: Di­a­de­ma­ta George J. El­vey, Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George J. Elvey
(1816–1893)

Lyrics

Father, in whom we live,
In whom we are and move,
The glory, power and praise receive
For Thy creating love.
Let all the angel throng
Give thanks to God on high,
While earth repeats the joyful song
And echoes to the sky.

Incarnate Deity,
Let all the ransomed race
Render in thanks their lives to Thee
For Thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed
Ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
And cry Salvation to our God,
Salvation to the Lamb!

Spirit of Holiness,
Let all Thy saints adore
Thy sacred energy, and bless
Thine heart renewing power.
Not angel tongues can tell
Thy love’s ecstatic height,
The glorious joy unspeakable,
The beatific sight.

Eternal, Triune God,
Let all the hosts above,
Let all on earth below record
And dwell upon Thy love.
When Heav’n and earth are fled
Before Thy glorious face,
Sing all the saints Thy love hath made
Thine everlasting praise.