The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lord of All, With Pure Intent

For the Presentation in the Temple

Mary and Joseph, the Parents of Jesus

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1178. “They brought Him to Jerusalem, to present Him,” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 22.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 119.

1 Lord of all, with pure intent
    From his tenderest infancy
In Thy temple I present
    Whom I first received from Thee:
Through Thy well-beloved Son,
Mine acknowledge for Thine own.

2 Seal'd with the baptismal seal,
    Purchased with the' atoning blood,
Jesus in my infant dwell,
    Make his heart the house of God,
Fill Thy consecrated shrine,
Father, Son, and Spirit Divine.

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