God by His Almighty Word
Elizabeth, Cousin of Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1156. “As soon as the voice of thy salvation sounded in,” Gospel of St. Luke i. 44.
Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 108.
God by His almighty word
The world's foundations laid,
Spake the universe restored,
The new creation made:
Christ on earth His wonders wrought,
And by the word He works again;
By the word His saints are brought
Unto a perfect man.
When the evangelic sound
A pardon'd sinner hears,
Paradise again is found,
And God to man appears;
Quicken'd by His heavenly voice,
We spring to life, and meet our Lord,
Triumph, evermore rejoice,
And praise the' Incarnate Word.
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