Come, divine Immanuel, come

Come, divine Immanuel, come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come, divine Emmanuel, come,
Take possession of Thy home;
Now Thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land.

2 Carry on Thy victory,
Spread Thy rule from sea to sea;
Rescue all Thy ransomed race,
Save us, save us, Lord, by grace.

3 Take the purchase of Thy Blood,
Bring us to a pardoning God:
Give us eyes to see our day,
Hearts the Gospel truth to obey:

4 Ears to hear the Gospel sound,--
Grace doth more than sin abound;
God appeased, and man forgiven,
Peace on earth, and joy in heaven.

5 O that every soul might be
Perfectly subdued to Thee!
O that all in Thee might know
Everlasting life below!

6 Now Thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land:
Take possession of Thy home;
Come, divine Emmanuel, come!

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #303

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, divine Immanuel, come
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, Divine Immanuel, come. C. Wesley. [Missions.] “Written at the Land's End,” and published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 208, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 133). In 1753, G. Whitefield included it in his Collection, No. 37, but it failed to gain popularity and is seldom found in modern collections. In the American Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, it is given in an altered form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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