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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Father, God, We Glorify by Charles Wesley

Father, God, we glorify
Thy love to Adam’s seed;
Love that gave Thy Son to die,
And raised Him from the dead:
Him, for our offenses slain,
That we all might pardon find,
Thou hast brought to life again,
The Savior of mankind.

By Thy own right hand of power
Thou hast exalted Him,
Sent the mighty Conqueror
Thy people to redeem:
King of Saints, and Prince of Peace,
Him Thou hast for sinners giv’n,
Sinners from their sins to bless,
And lift them up to Heav’n.

Father, God, to us impart
The gift unspeakable;
Now in every waiting heart
Thy glorious Son reveal:
Quickened with our living Lord,
Let us in Thy Spirit rise,
Rise to all Thy life restored,
And bless Thee in the skies.

In its way, this is a Christmas hymn, in that it talks about sending Christ to us. This is one of over 250 hymns on the Charles Wesley page of nethymnal.org. I have never heard it sung, but you can hear music that has been used to accompany the text on the hymn's own page, here.

2 comments:

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

Wow. Thanks for the lovely hymn. Charles Wesley, a true favorite of mine.

Martin LaBar said...

One of my favorites, too. I've posted a few of his hymns before, and, God willing, will post some more soon.

Thanks, Kerry i am.