Scripture Verse

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1–3

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, page 237.

Music: High­er Ground Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

The Word, the uncreated Son,
When finite things began to be,
Existing, God with God alone,
Thou wast from all eternity!
There, in Thy Father’s bosom laid,
Ineffably begot by Him,
Thou wast, before the worlds were made,
God independent and supreme.

All-wise, all-good, almighty Lord,
God over all Thou always art,
Jehovah’s everlasting Word,
Spoken into Thy creature’s heart;
With God essentially the same,
Distinct in personality,
Thou art the absolute I AM,
And all things made were made by Thee.