Lord, we believe to us and ours

Representative Text

1 Lord, we believe to us and ours
The apostolic promise given;
We wait the pentecostal powers,
The Holy Ghost sent down from heaven.

2 To everyone whom God shall call
The promise is securely made;
To you far off, he calls you all;
Believe the word which Christ hat said:

3 "The Holy Ghost, if I depart,
The Comforter shall surely come,
Shall make the contrite sinner's heart,
His loved, his everlasting home."

4 Assembled here with one accord,
Calmly we wait the promised grace,
The purchase of our dying Lord,
Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the place.


Source: The Hymnal #220

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 >

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First Line: Lord, we believe to us and ours
Author: Charles Wesley



The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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