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Hymn 108

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 112 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:5 First Line: Now with our mortal eyes Lyrics: Now with our mortal eyes Have we beheld the Lord; Yet we rejoice to hear his name, And love him in his word. On earth we want the sight Of our Redeemer's face; Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight To dwell upon thy grace. And when we taste thy love, Our joys divinely grow Unspeakable, like those above, And heav'n begins below.
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O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire

Author: John Chandler Meter: Appears in 53 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 Lyrics: 1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire, redemption's only spring, Creator of the world art thou, its Savior and its King. 2 How vast the mercy and the love which laid our sins on thee, and led thee to a cruel death to set thy people free. 3 But now the bands of death are burst, the ransom has been paid; and thou art on thy Father's throne, in glorious robes arrayed. 4 O Christ, be thou our lasting joy, our ever great reward; our only glory may it be to glory in the Lord! Topics: Ascension & Reign of Christ; King, God/Christ as; Redemption; Ascension & Reign of Christ; King, God/Christ as; Lord's Supper; Redemption; Redemption; Salvation Used With Tune: MANOAH Text Sources: Latin, c. 8th cent

'Tis Better Felt than Told

Author: H. R. J. Meter: D Appears in 4 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 First Line: Blest was the hour that heav'nly fire Refrain First Line: While at the mercy-seat I knelt Lyrics: 1 Blest was the hour that heav’nly fire Lit up my darkened soul; A heavy load, by Jesus’ pow’r, Did from my bosom roll. Refrain: While at the mercy-seat I knelt, My Lord I did behold; No tongue can tell the joy I felt— ’Tis better felt than told. 2 O blessed gift! From off the throne There came a living spark; A holy light within me shone, Where all before was dark. [Refrain] 3 O holy light! still shine on me Sweet rays of heav’nly love; Naught else but thee, oh, let me see, Till crowned in heav’n above. [Refrain] 4 Oh, let me feel, from day to day His presence still so near; A holy light to mark the way, While I shall sojourn here. [Refrain] Topics: Experience Used With Tune: [Blest was the hour when heav'nly fire] Text Sources: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tis_Better_Felt_than_Told); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (57); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (526)

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

Author: Charles Wesley; Juan Bautista Cabrera Meter: with alleluia Appears in 445 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3 Lyrics: ENGLISH: 1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia! 2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia! who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia! 3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! our salvation have procured. Alleluia! Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia! where the angels ever sing. Alleluia! 4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! praise eternal as God's love. Alleluia! Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia! SPANISH: 1 El Señor resucitó, ¡Aleluya! muerte y tumba ya venció. ¡Aleluya! Con su fuerza y su virtud ¡Aleluya! cautivó la esclavitud. ¡Aleluya! 2 El que al polvo se humilló, ¡Aleluya! vencedor se levantó. ¡Aleluya! Cante hoy la cristiandad ¡Aleluya! su gloriosa majestad. ¡Aleluya! 3 Cristo, que la cruz sufrió, ¡Aleluya! y en desolación se vio, ¡Aleluya! hoy en gloria celestial ¡Aleluya! reina vivo e inmortal. ¡Aleluya! 4 Cristo, nuestro Salvador, ¡Aleluya! de la muerte es triunfador. ¡Aleluya! En El hemos de confiar. ¡Aleluya! Cantaremos sin cesar. ¡Aleluya! Topics: Christian Year Easter Vigil; Christian Year Resurrection/Easter; Jesus Christ Resurrection; Christian Year Easter Used With Tune: EASTER HYMN Text Sources: Stanzas 1–3, Lyra Davidica, 1708; Korean trans. The Christian Literature Society of Korea
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O Holy Saviour, Friend unseen

Author: Charlotte Elliott Meter: Appears in 283 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 Topics: The Christian Life Trust and Resignation Used With Tune: TRUST

O Sons and Daughters

Author: Jean Tisserand; John Mason Neale Meter: 8.8.8 with refrain Appears in 172 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-15 First Line: O sons and daughters of the King Lyrics: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 1 O sons and daughters of the King, whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing, today the grave has lost its sting. Alleluia! 2 That Easter morn at break of day, the faithful women went their way to seek the tomb where Jesus lay. Alleluia! 3 An angel clad in white they see, who sits and speaks unto the three, "Your Lord will go to Galilee." Alleluia! 4 That night the apostles met in fear; among them came their Master dear and said, "My peace be with you here." Alleluia! 5 On this most holy day of days, be laud and jubilee and praise: to God your hearts and voices raise. Alleluia! 6 When Thomas first the tidings heard that some had seen the risen Lord, he doubted the disciples' word. Alleluia! 7 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see, and look upon my hands, my feet; not faithless but believing be." Alleluia! 8 No longer Thomas then denied; he saw the feet, the hands, the side. "You are my Lord and God!" he cried. Alleluia! 9 How blessed are they who have not seen and yet whose faith has constant been, for they eternal life shall win! Alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Topics: Easter; Christian year--Easter Used With Tune: O FILII ET FILIAE

Saviour, I follow On

Author: C. S. Robinson Meter: Appears in 117 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:5 First Line: Saviour! I follow on, Guided by Thee Used With Tune: ST. EDMUND
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Father in whom we live

Author: Charles Wesley 1707-1788 Appears in 96 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 Topics: Trinity Sunday Used With Tune: DIADEMATA
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I Bind unto Myself Today

Author: Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-95; Patrick, c. 372-466 Meter: Irregular Appears in 58 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1-9 Lyrics: 1 I bind unto myself today The strong name of the Trinity By invocation of the same, The Three in One and One in Three. 2 I bind this day to me forever, By pow'r of faith, Christ's incarnation, His Baptism in the Jordan River, His cross of death for my salvation, His bursting from the spiced tomb, His riding up the heavenly way, His coming at the day of doom, I bind unto myself today. 3 I bind unto myself today The pow'r of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to harken to my need, The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward, The Word of God to give me speech, His heav'nly host to be my guard. 4 Against the demon snares of sin, The vice that gives temptation force, The natural lusts that war within, The hostile foes that mar my course; Or few or many, far or nigh, In ev'ry place and in all hours, Against their fierce hostility, I bind to me those holy pow'rs. 5 I bind unto myself the name, The strong name of the Trinity By invocation of the same, The Three in One and One in Three, Of whom all nature hath creation, Eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation; Salvation is of Christ the Lord! Topics: Baptismal Life Used With Tune: ST. PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE

Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken

Author: R. T. Brooks, 1918-1985 Meter: Appears in 35 hymnals Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 Lyrics: 1 Thanks to God whose Word was spoken in the deed that made the earth: his the voice that called a nation, his the fires that tried her worth. God has spoken, praise to God for his open Word. 2 Thanks to God whose Word incarnate heights and depths of life did share; deeds and words and death and rising, grace in human form declare. God has spoken, praise to God for his open Word. 3 Thanks to God whose Word is answered by the Spirit's voice within; here we drink of joy unmeasured, life redeemed from death and sin. God is speaking, praise to God for his open Word. Used With Tune: WYLDE GREEN


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