Eternal Son, eternal love

Eternal Son, eternal love

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ST. PANCRAS (Battishill)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Father of everlasting love,
Take to thyself thy mighty power;
Let all earth’s sons thy mercy prove,
Let all thy wond'rous grace adore.

2 The triumphs of thy love display;
In every heart reign thou alone;
Till all thy foes confess thy sway,
And glory ends what grace begun.

3 The God of grace, and health, and power,
Fountain of light and love below,
Abroad thine healing influence shower,
O’er all the nations let it flow.

4 Inflame our hearts with perfect love,
In us the work of faith fulfil;
So not heaven’s host shall swifter move,
Than we on earth, to do thy will.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLV

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: Eternal Son, eternal love
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Eternal Son, eternal Love. This in the 1904 edition of the Methodist Hymn Book, No. 43, is an altered form of Pt. ii. ("Son of Thy Sire's eternal love") of "Father of all, whose powerful voice," p. 363, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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