Great God, now condescend

Great God, now condescend

Author: John Fellows
Tune: INVERNESS
Published in 136 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God, now condescend
To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend
To thy victorious grace!

2 O what a vast delight
Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite
to lead their souls to thee.

3 Dear Lord, thy Spirit pour
Upon our infant seed;
O bring the long'd-for happy hour
That makes them thine indeed.

4 May they receive thy word,
Confess the Saviour's name;
Then follow their despised Lord
Through the baptismal stream.

5 Thus let our favour'd race
Surround thy sacred board,
There to adore thy sovereign grace,
And sing their dying lord.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #658

Author: John Fellows

Fellows, John. Date of birth unknown; d. 1785. He was the author of the following:— (1) Grace Triumphant, a Sacred Poem in nine books, 1770; (2) Bromsgrove Elegy, in blank verse, on the Death of Rev. G. Whitefield, 1771; (3) An Elegy on the Death of Dr. Gill, 1771; (4) Hymns on Believers' Baptism, Birmingham, 1773; (5) The Apostle Paul's Defence before Felix, in verse, 1775; (6) Hymns in a great variety of Metres, on the Perfection of the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 1776; (7) The History of the Holy Bible, attempted in easy verse, 4 vols., 1777; (8) Six Instructive Views of Believers' Baptism, a tract published both separately and as an Introduction to the 2nd edition of his “Hymns on Believers' Baptism" 1777; (9) A Fa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God, now condescend
Author: John Fellows

Notes

Great God, now condescend. J. Fellows. [Holy Baptism.] Appeared in his Infants Devoted to God, but not Baptized, 1773, No. 22, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1787, 5 stanzas were given in Rippon's Baptist Selection, as No. 336, and this has become the recognised form of the hymn. It is in extensive use, especially in America, and is one of the best known of Fellows's hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LVI

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #878

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #483

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #105

A Selection of Hymns #d87

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #250

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXXIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXXIV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #336

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #811

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Baptist Hymn Book #a420

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d280

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Church Harmonies #787

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Church Melodies #357

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Church music #CCII

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Church Psalmist #461

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Church Psalmist #461

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Church Psalmist #461

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Church Psalmody #H426

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Church Psalmody #426

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Church Psalmody #354

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d233

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Devotional hymns #205

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Evangelical Hymns #176

Family and Social Melodies #d116

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #212

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #212

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #444

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #444

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Hymns and Chants #147

Hymns for Mothers #d27

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #951

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #260

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Hymns selected from various authors #374

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #658

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Hymns, Selected and Original #658

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Hymns #658

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Hymns #658

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Hymns #658

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Hymns #658

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Laudes Domini #511

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Laudes Domini #955

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Laudes Domini #496

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d62

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d41

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New Hymn and Tune book #235c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #235c

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New Union Hymns #466

Plymouth Collection #d22

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d251

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1024

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d247

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #447

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Psalms and Hymns #458

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.124

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Selah #164a

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa162

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Select Hymns #162

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Social Psalmist #461

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1045

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1045

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1045

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1045

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1045

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1045

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Songs of the Church #1112

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Temple Melodies #219

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #155

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d224

The Baptist Harmony #d122

The Baptist Harmony #d122

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #856

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #270.856

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1506

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The Baptist Hymn Book #856

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d193

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The Baptist Hymn Book #420

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The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #574

The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d184

The Baptist Hymnal #574

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The Baptist Praise Book #1278

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The Baptist Psalmody #1066

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d120

The Book of Praise #d236

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