Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.@Revelation 1:5

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume 2, number 823.

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

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

True and faithful witness, Thee
O Jesus, we receive;
Fullness of the Deity,
In all Thy people live;
First begotten of the dead,
Call forth Thy living witnesses,
King of kings, Thine empire spread
O’er all the ransomed race.