Scripture Verse

The angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. Luke 1:13


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns, Vol­ume 2 (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), page 214.

Music: Glad­den Tho­ro Har­ris, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


God’s Promise to Zacharias
The Bible Revival

While na­ture yield­ing to des­pair
Her blast­ed ex­pect­ation mourns,
After a length of years the pray­er
In the most help­less case re­turns,
The peace­ful word at last comes down,
And lo, the bar­ren bears a son!

Then let us pa­tient­ly at­tend,
To Him the time and man­ner leave,
Till God the long sought bless­ing send,
Till Christ His gra­cious full­ness give,
And faith’s ma­tur­est fruit we prove
In fin­ished ho­li­ness and love.