Scripture Verse

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

Introduction

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(1712–1778)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns on the Lord’s Sup­per (Bris­tol, Eng­land: Fe­lix Far­ley, 1745), num­ber 155. Some hym­nals omit the first two vers­es and/or the last verse.

Music: Rous­seau from the op­e­ra Le De­vin du Vill­age (The Vill­age Sooth­say­er), by Jean-Jacques Rous­seau, 1752 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One in Three, and Three in One,
As by the celestial host
Let Thy will on earth be done;
Praise by all to Thee be given,
Glorious Lord of earth and Heaven!

Vilest of the fallen race,
Lo! I answer to Thy call,
Meanest vessel of Thy grace,
(Grace divinely free for all)
Lo, I come to do Thy will,
All Thy counsel to fulfill.

If so poor a worm as I
May to Thy great glory live,
All my actions sanctify,
All my words and thoughts receive;
Claim me for Thy service, claim
All I have, and all I am.

Take my soul and body’s powers,
Take my memory, mind, and will,
All my goods, and all my hours,
All I know, and all I feel,
All I think, and speak, and do;
Take my heart—but make it new.

Now, O God, Thine own I am,
Now I give Thee back Thine own;
Freedom, friends, and health, and fame
Consecrate to Thee alone;
Thine I live, thrice happy I,
Happier still, for Thine I die.

Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One in Three, and Three in One,
As by the celestial host
Let Thy will on earth be done;
Praise by all to Thee be given
Glorious Lord of earth and Heaven.