Oft a Seasonable Word
Elizabeth, Cousin to Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1153. “When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary,” Gospel of St. Luke i. 41.
Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 106-107.
Oft a seasonable word
From a messenger of Thine
Spoken in Thy Spirit, Lord,
Clothed with secret power Divine,
Gracious life and light imparts,
Fills with God our faithful hearts.
The Babe unseen His power displays,
And works upon a babe unseen,
To show the mystery of grace,
When speaking by the tongue of men,
Jesus is pleased to minister
His life through the believing ear.
Jesus who in His church below
Invisibly vouchsafes to dwell
Doth daily thus His power bestow,
His energy in souls reveal;
The word they still by faith receive
And quicken'd through His Spirit live.
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