1 When favour'd John beheld
The Visions of the Lord,
With Admiration fill'd,
He heard the Father's Word
Revealing what his Purpose was,
And what his Love should bring to pass.
2 Thus spake the sov'reign Lord,
Whilst on his Throne he sat,
"Hear ye my faithful Word;
"Behold I will create,
"And make all Things in Love anew:
"Write thou these Words, for they are true."
3 When God had thus declar'd
The secret of his Will,
The Man who was prepar'd
His Counsel to fulfil,
Emphatically spake to John,
And said, "Behold, the Work is done:
4 "For I the Alpha am,
"And the Omega too;
"You, in this sacred Name,
"The finish'd work may view:
"I, the Beginning and the End
"Of all the Joys which you attend."
5 The Father's great Decree
In him is now fulfill'd;
In Spirit there we see
All Things are reconcil'd,
And made comformable to God,
Wash'd from all Filth in Jesu's Blood.
6 New Heav'ns and Earth we spy,
With Hearts of God inspir'd,
Which ancient Prophecy
Foretold, and Saints desir'd:
That Jesus is this Grace, is true,
Where old Things cease, and all is new.
7 New Nature, pure, divine,
New Testament and Plan,
New Glories on us shine,
In Christ the heav'nly Man;
Our old Man he was crucify'd,
And lost from us when Jesus dy'd.
8 'Tis done, we're made anew,
And our Intelligence
Receives the Record true;
In Spirit we commence
That perfect Man, who did proclaim
The first and last to be his Name.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLI
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLI||When favour'd John beheld||When favour'd John beheld||Revelation 21:5-6||1776|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #161||When favored John beheld||When favored John beheld||James Relly||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCXXIX||When favored John beheld||When favored John beheld||James Relly||1792|