Scripture Verse

I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.@Revelation 1:11
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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns on Se­lect Pass­ag­es of the Ho­ly Scrip­tures (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 826, alt.

Music: St. Ol­ave (Barn­by) Jo­seph Barn­by (1838–1896) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Jesus, the first and last,
On Thee my soul is cast:
Thou didst Thy work begin
By blotting out my sin;
Thou wilt the root remove,
Perfecting me in love.

Yet when the work is done,
The work is but begun:
Partaker of Thy grace,
I long to see Thy face;
The first I prove below,
The last I die to know.