Scripture Verse

As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God. John 1:12

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Co­lum­ba (521–597) (De­us Pa­ter Cre­den­ti­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Dun­can Mac­gre­gor, 1897.

Music: Au­re­lia Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 122 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Columba
(521–597)

Lyrics

O God, Thou art the Father
Of all that have believed;
From whom all hosts of angels
Have life and power received.
O God, Thou art the Maker
Of all created things,
The righteous Judge of judges,
Th’almighty King of kings.

High in the heavenly Zion
Thou reignest God adored;
And in the coming glory
Thou shalt be sovereign Lord.
Beyond our ken Thou shinest,
The everlasting Light;
Ineffable in loving,
Unthinkable in might.

Thou to the meek and lowly
Thy secrets dost unfold;
O God, Thou doest all things,
All things both new and old.
I walk secure and blessèd
In every clime or coast,
In name of God the Father,
And Son, and Holy Ghost.