Scripture Verse

The house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them. Zechariah 12:8

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns, Vol­ume 2 (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), num­ber 1436.

Music: Com­plete in Thee Tal­mage J. Bit­ti­ko­fer, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

Jesus, what grace dost Thou bestow
Upon Thy Church, Thy family!
Their sins forgiv’n the children know,
The fathers all resemble Thee;
The Angel of the Lord Thou art,
And we shall in Thine image shine,
Created after Thine own heart,
Sinless, angelical, divine!