Scripture Verse

He that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Revelation 2:26–27

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns on Se­lect Pas­sag­es of the Ho­ly Scrip­tures (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Volume 2, num­ber 836, page 418, alt. Orig­in­al first line: Je­sus, the Son of God, in Thee.

Music: Me­li­ta John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

O Jesus, Son of God, in Thee
I trust for that last victory,
And kept by my eternal friend,
I keep Thy works, ’till life shall end,
Obedient unto death endure,
And find Thy richest promise sure.

So when Thou shalt on earth appear,
To fix Thy heavenly kingdom here,
I shall with my Redeemer join,
Partake the victory divine,
And clothed with Thy resistless power
The Conqueror of the world adore.

With Thee in full paternal might,
Vested, I shall go forth to fight,
Shall see the nations broke, subdued,
And scattered by Thine iron rod,
Swift as the shivered vessel flies
And share the triumph of the skies.