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

Introduction

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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).

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Louis M. Gottschalk
1829–1869

Lyrics

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.