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Father, whose everlasting love

Full Text

1. Father, whose everlasting Love
Thy only Son for sinners gave,
Whose grace to all did freely move,
And sent Him down the world to save:

2. Help us Thy mercy to extol,
Immense, unfathomed, unconfined;
To praise the Lamb who died for all,
The general Saviour of mankind.

3. Thy undistinguishing regard
Was cast on Adam's fallen race,
For all Thou hast in Christ prepared
Sufficient, sovereign, saving grace.

4. The world He suffered to redeem;
For all He hath atonement made;
For those that will not come to Him,
The ransom of His life was paid.

5. Arise, O God! maintain Thy cause;
The fulness of the Gentiles call;
Lift up the standard of Thy cross,
And all shall own Thou diest for all.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #50

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 >

Notes

Father, Whose everlasting love. Thy only Son, &c. C. Wesley. [Praise for Redemption.] Appeared in his tract Hymns on God's Everlasting Love, 1741, in 17 stanzas of 4 lines, No. i. It was afterwards reprinted in the Arminian Magazine, 1778, p. 430. Sometime after J. Wesley's death, but before 1809, stanzas i.-iii., viii., xii., and xvii., were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, in a slightly altered form. The cento is also found in other collections. Original text in Poetical Works, vol. iii. p. 3. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1666
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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #107Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #520
Singing the Faith #320
The Cyber Hymnal #1666TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #213a
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #213b
Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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