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.