Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,/ One God in persons three
Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,/ One God in persons three. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
Charles Wesley wrote at least three hymns with this first line. One continued
Come Father, Son, and Holy Ghost/ Honour the means...*.
Come Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,/ To whom we for our children cry...*.
Another was the hymn above. It was printed in the ‘Numbers’ section of Volume I of Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (Bristol, 1762). It began with No. 200, headed ‘The Lord bless thee and keep thee. - vi. 24.’ It was a one-stanza hymn:
Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God in persons three, Bring back the heavenly blessing, lost By all mankind, and me:...
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