Scripture Verse

Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne. Revelation 1:4

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 822.

Music: Ormes­by George Mer­ritt, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 46 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Grace, the fountain of all good,
Ye happy saints, receive,
With the streams of peace overflowèd
With all that God can give;
He who is, and was, in peace
And grace, and plenitude of power,
Come your favored souls to bless,
And never leave you more!

Let the Spirit before His throne
Mysterious one and seven,
In His various gifts sent down,
Be to the churches given;
Let the pure seraphic joy
From Jesus Christ the Just descend,
Holiness without alloy,
And bliss which ne’er shall end.