Scripture Verse

To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:6

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas W. B. Ave­ling, 1844.

Music: Carl­ton Jo­seph Barn­by, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

Hail! Thou God of grace and glory!
Who Thy name hast magnified,
By redemption’s wondrous story,
By the Savior crucified;
Thanks to Thee for every blessing,
Flowing from the fount of love;
Thanks for present good unceasing,
And for hopes of bliss above.

Hear us, as thus bending lowly,
Near Thy bright and burning throne;
We invoke Thee, God most holy!
Through Thy well belovèd Son;
Send the baptism of Thy Spirit,
Shed the Pentecostal fire;
Let us all Thy grace inherit,
Waken, crown each good desire.

Bind Thy people, Lord, in union,
With the sevenfold cord of love;
Breathe a spirit of communion
With the glorious hosts above;
Let Thy work be seen progressing;
Bow each heart, and bend each knee;
Till the world, Thy truth possessing,
Celebrates its jubilee.