Scripture Verse

I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), num­bers 1447 & 1448.

Music: Ormes­by George Mer­ritt, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 46 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Tried is every faithful man,
As gold and silver tried,
Purged by grief, and purged by pain,
And seven times purified:
All who stand the fiery test,
Receive Thine image from above,
Bear Thy favorite name impressed,
Thy favorite name of love.

Brought into the fire I am,
And Thou wilt bring me through,
I shall call upon Thy name,
With all the creatures new;
I shall prove Thine utmost word,
Brightened with Thy glory, shine,
Claimed by Thee, shall claim my Lord
Through endless ages mine.