Father, Son, and Spirit, hear. C. Wesley. [Communion of Saints.] This poem on "The Communion of Saints," in 39 stanzas (in six parts), was published in the Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 188 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, i. p. 356). From it the following centos have come into common use:-—
1. Father, Son, and Spirit, hear.
2. Other ground can no man lay.
3. Christ our head, gone up on high.
4. Christ from whom all blessings flow.
These were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, as one hymn in four parts and numbered 501-504. They are repeated in the same form in later editions, and also in other collections.
5. Father, Son, and Spirit, hear. A cento in 8 stanzas of 4 lines from the original poem, given in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 240.
6. Christ from whom all blessings flow. Stanzas i., iii. and v., of Pt. iv. of the original in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church & Home, 1873.
7. Lord from whom all blessings flow. Stanzas i., iii. and iv., from Pt. iv. of the original in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and others.
8. Happy souls, whose course is run. From Pt. vi. of the original in the Altar Hymnal, 1884, No. 105.
9. Jesus Christ, who stands between. From Pt. v. of the original stanzas iv., v. in the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849.
10. Join us, in one spirit, join. Stanzas ii., iii., ix. and x. from Pt. iv. of the original in the American Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, 1853.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)