Scripture Verse

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus…make you perfect in every good work to do His will. Hebrews 13:20–21


John Newton (1725–1807)

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 100.

Music: Mer­cy Lou­is M. Gott­schalk, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Louis M. Gottschalk (1829–1869)


Now may He who from the dead
Brought the Shep­herd of the sheep
Jesus Christ, our king and head,
All our souls in safe­ty keep!

May He teach us to ful­fill
What is pleas­ing in His sight;
Perfect us in all His will,
And pre­serve us day and night!

To that dear Re­deem­er’s praise,
Who the co­ve­nant sealed with blood,
Let our hearts and voic­es raise
Loud thanks­giv­ings to our God.