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Father of Everlasting Grace

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
STAMFORD by Samuel Reay (1822-1905)
Key signature: G major (1 sharp)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: 8.8.8.D.
Public Domain
1. Father of everlasting grace, Thy goodness and Thy truth we praise, Thy goodness and Thy truth we prove; Thou hast, in honor of Thy Son, The gift unspeakable sent down, The Spirit of life and power.
2. The purchased Comforter is giv’n, For Jesus is returned to heav’n To claim and then the Grace impart: Our day of Pentecost is come, And God vouchsafes to fix His home In ev’ry poor expecting heart.
3. Father, on Thee, whoever call Confess Thy promise is for all, While ev’ryone who asks receives, Receives the Gift and Giver too, And witnesses that Thou art true, And in Thy Spirit walks and lives.
4. Send us the Spirit of Thy Son, To make the depths of Godhead known, To make us share the life divine; Send Him the sprinkled blood apply, Send Him our souls to sanctify, And show and seal us ever Thine.
5. So shall we pray, and never cease, So shall we thankfully confess Thy wisdom, truth, and pow’r, and love; With joy unspeakable adore, And bless and praise Thee evermore, And serve Thee as Thy hosts above:
6. Till, added to that heav’nly choir, We raise our songs of triumph higher, And praise Thee in a bolder strain, Outsoar the firstborn seraph’s flight, And sing, with all our friends in light, Thine everlasting love to man.