Hail, Father, whose creating callAuthor: Samuel Wesley
Tune: SEMPER ASPECTEMUS
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1 Hail, Father, whose creating Call
Unnumber'd Worlds attend;
Jehovah, comprehending all,
Whom none can comprehend!
2 In Light unsearchable inthron'd,
Which Angels dimly see;
The Fountain of the God-head own'd,
And foremost of the Three.
3 From thee thro' an eternal Now,
The Son, thine Offspring, flow'd;
An everlasting Father thou,
An everlasting God.
4 Nor quite display'd to Worlds above,
Nor quite on Earth conceal'd;
By wondrous, unexhausted :ove,
To mortal Man reveal'd.
5 Supreme and all sufficient God,
When Nature shall expire,
And Worlds created by thy Nod
Shall perish by thy Fire.
6 Thy Name Jehovah be ador'd
By Creatures without End,
Whom none but Thy essential Word
And Spirit comprehend.
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XI
Hail, Father, Whose creating call. J. Wesley, jun. [Adoration of God the Father.] First published as No. 1 of his Poems on Several Occasions, 1736, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "A hymn to God the Father." It was repeated in the 2nd edition, 1743; and in Nicholls's reprint, 1862, p. 365. In the Psalms & Hymns published by J. Wesley at Charlestown, South Carolina, 1736-7, it is No. 11. It was not included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book until the Supplement 1830, No. 561 (revised edition, 1875, No. 642); although as "Hail, Father, Whose commanding call" it was given in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 189.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Hail, Father, Whose creating call, p. 477, ii. This hymn by S. Wesley, jun., is omitted from the Methodist Hymn Book , 1904, but is retained in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern in the form given to it in the Supp. A. & M., 1889.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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