The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

God by His Almighty Word

For Christmas

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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