Scripture Verse

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 829, pag­es 415–16.

Music: Ado­ro Te (Barn­by) Jo­seph Barn­by, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

Merciful God, vouchsafe to me,
That last transcendent victory;
That crown of all Thy graces give,
And bid me in Thine image live,
’Till wholly sanctified I rise,
To feast on Christ in paradise.

Christ is the Tree of Life divine;
I live indeed, if Christ be mine;
And when He doth Himself bestow,
My God as I am known, I know,
And all the life of glory prove,
For ever filled with heavenly love.