Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Honor the means ordained by thee

Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Honor the means ordained by thee

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 108 hymnals

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1 Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Honor the means enjoin'd by Thee,
Make good our Apostolic boast,
And own thy glorious ministry.

2 We now thy promis'd presence claim,
Sent to disciple all mankind,
Sent to baptize into thy name,
We now thy promis'd presence find.

3 Father in these reveal thy son,
In these for whom we seek thy face,
Thy pard'ning mercy now make known,
In this, thy sacred means of grace.

4 Jesus, with us Thou always art,
Confirm thy heav'nly washing now,
And through this sacrament impart
The gifts of heav'n, eternal life.

5 Spirit divine, descend from high,
Baptizer of our spirits Thou.
The sacramental seal apply,
And witness with the water now.

6 Oh! that the souls baptiz'd herein,
May now thy truth and mercy feel:
Redeemer! wash away their sin,--
Come, Holy Ghost, their pardon seal!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #220

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 >

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First Line: Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Honor the means ordained by thee
Author: Charles Wesley

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Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Honour the means, &c. C. Wesley. [Adult Baptism.] First published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 181, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 388). In 1780 it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 464, and the revised ed., 1875, No. 476. It is in several collections in Great Britain and America, as the Sarum, 1868; the American Methodist Episco. Hymnal, 1878, &c. In some American hymn-books, as Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y. 1874, stanzas iii., vi., are given slightly altered as "Father, in these reveal Thy Son." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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