1 All praise to our redeeming Lord,
who joins us by his grace,
and bids us, each to each restored,
together seek his face.
2 He bids us build each other up;
and gathered into one,
to our high calling’s glorious hope,
we hand in hand go on.
3 The gift which he on one bestows
we all delight to prove;
the grace through every vessel flows,
in purest streams of love.
4 Even now we think and speak the same,
and cordially agree;
concentered all, through Jesus’ name,
in perfect harmony.
5 We all partake the joy of one,
the common peace we feel,
a peace to sensual minds unknown,
a joy unspeakable.
6 And if our fellowship below
in Jesus be so sweet,
What height of rapture shall we know
When round his throne we meet.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #442a
|First Line:||All praise to our redeeming Lord|
|Title:||All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1747)|
All praise to our redeeming Lord. C. Wesley. [Christian Fellowship.] No. xxxii. of his Hymns for those that seek and those that have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ, 1747, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines and entitled, "At Meeting of Friends." It was not included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book until after the death of J. Wesley, and was added in one of the editions of that collection during its partial revision in 1800-1. It has become a favourite hymn amongst the Methodist bodies in all English-speaking countries, but its use, otherwise than by the Methodists, is limited. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 252.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)