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Hail, Father, Son, and Spirit great

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1. Hail! Father, Son and Spirit great,
Before the birth of time
Enthroned in everlasting state,
Jehovah Elohim!

2. A mystical plurality
We in the Godhead own,
Adoring One in Persons Three,
And Three in nature One.

3. From Thee our being we receive,
The creatures of Thy grace;
And, raised out of the earth, we live
To sing our Maker’s praise.

4. Thy powerful, wise, and loving mind
Did our creation plan;
And all the glorious Persons joined
To form Thy favorite, man.

5. Again Thou didst, in council met,
Thy ruined work restore,
Established in our first estate,
To forfeit it no more.

6. And when we rise in love renewed,
Our souls resemble Thee,
An image of the Triune God,
To all eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2095

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: Hail, Father, Son, and Spirit great
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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The Cyber Hymnal #2095
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