Scripture Verse

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1742.

Music: Ev­ans­ton Karl P. Har­ring­ton, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Karl P. Harrington
(1861–1953)

Lyrics

Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
My Savior and my head;
I trust in Thee, whose powerful Word
Hath raised Him from the dead.

In hope, against all human hope,
Self desperate, I believe;
Thy quickening Word shall raise me up,
Thou shalt Thy Spirit give.

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries, It shall be done!

To Thee the glory of Thy power
And faithfulness I give;
I shall in Christ, at that glad hour,
And Christ in me shall live.

Obedient faith that waits on Thee,
Thou never wilt reprove;
But Thou wilt form Thy Son in me,
And perfect me in love.