The Fulness of Christ

A fulness resides In Jesus our head

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 A fulness resides in Jesus our Head,
And ever abides to answer our need;
The Father’s good pleasure has laid up in store
A plentiful treasure, to give to the poor.

2 Whate’er be our wants, we need not to fear;
Our numerous complaints his mercy will hear;
His fulness shall yield us abundant supplies;
His power shall shield us when dangers arise.

3 The fountain o’erflows, our woes to redress,
Still more he bestows, and grace upon grace.
His gifts in abundance we daily receive;
He has a redundance for all that believe.

4 Whatever distress awaits us below,
Such plentiful grace will Jesus bestow
As still shall support us and silence our fear,
For nothing can hurt us while Jesus is near.

5 When troubles attend, or danger, or strife,
His love will defend and guard us through life;
And when we are fainting and ready to die,
Whatever is wanting, his grace will supply.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #184

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A fulness resides In Jesus our head
Title: The Fulness of Christ
Author: John Fawcett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


A fulness resides in Jesus our Head. J. Fawcett. [Fulness of Christ]. First published in his Hymns adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion, 1782, No. 96; in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. This was reprinted in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 150, and from thence passed into various collections in Great Britain and America. Original text in Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858-80.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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