Father, in whom we live
Father, in whom we live. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns for those that seek, and those that have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ (1747), where it was entitled ‘To the Trinity’. It was not included by John Wesley* in A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780), but it was added in an early supplement of 1796. The original text was:
Father, in whom we live, In whom we are, and move, The Glory, Power, and Praise receive Of thy creating Love: Let all the Angel-Throng Give Thanks to God on high, While Earth repeats the Joyful Song, And ecchoes to the Sky.
This is followed by a verse on Christ as Redeemer, beginning...
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