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.
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.
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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