The Book – Let All Bow Down And Read

The book—let all bow down and read

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The book—let all bow down and read—
The book of God to sinners given,
The birth of Abraham’s blessed Seed,
Of David’s Son, sent down from Heaven!
Stupendous mystery divine,
Gospel to ages past unknown!
Heathens and Jews through Jesus join,
And God and man in Christ are one.

2 Father of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Our Father through His birth Thou art;
Thy Spirit testifies the Word
Made flesh, to every faithful heart;
In us Thy new-born Son reveal,
Thy Son from all eternity,
And give Him still on earth to dwell,
By faith conceived and formed in me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9179

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: The book—let all bow down and read
Title: The Book – Let All Bow Down And Read
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley Vol. 10 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #9179
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