God Of Heav'n Appear Below

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1 God of Heav’n, appear below,
And let Thy kingdom come;
All these worldly powers o’erthrow,
And scatter, and consume!
Let the last on earth take place,
Never, never to decline;
Founded in perpetual grace,
The monarchy divine.

2 Lord, as taught by Thee, we pray
That sin and death may end;
In the great millennial day
With all Thy saints descend;
Now displayed with glorious power
Let that final empire rise,
Stand, when time shall be no more,
Eternal in the skies.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4478

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: God of Heav’n, appear below
Title: God Of Heav'n Appear Below
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

AMSTERDAM (Foundery Collectin)

For more tune info, see Zahn 7341a or Hymn Tune Index 1648a-d. Note that attributions to James Nares don't appear until after 1820.

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