Scripture Verse

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne. Revelation 3:21

Introduction

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William S. Nickle
(1853–1914)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), vol­ume 2, num­ber 848.

Music: Fru­men­ti­us Will­iam S. Nick­le, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Stupendous mystery of grace!
Shall one of Adam’s sinful race,
Shall I, the sinner’s chief, sit down
With God, and His eternal Son,
And shine like Jesus glorified,
Triumphant at my Savior’s side!

Then let me meet my three-fold foe,
And conquering on to conquer go,
Armed with His sword, and mind, and name,
Who hell, the world, and sin o’ercame,
And get the final victory,
And die for Him, who died for me.

O Thou who hast the victory won,
Regard me from Thy Father’s throne,
Regard my faith (which is not mine),
My humble confidence divine,
That Thou wilt all my foes subdue,
And bring me more than conqueror thro’.

Full of the pure immortal hope
I fill Thine after sufferings up,
Conformed to an expiring God,
I strive, resisting unto blood,
And mounting on Thy cross divine,
To share Thy throne above the skies.