The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Celebrate Immanuel's name

For Christmas

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Matthew

Source: The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, Vol. 10 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868), pp. 138-144.

Hymn 8. They shall call His name Immanuel. Matthew i. 23.

1. Celebrate Immanuel's name,
          The Prince of life and peace;
     God with us, our lips proclaim,
          Our faithful hearts confess:
     God is in our flesh reveal'd;
Heaven and earth in Jesus join;
     Mortal with immortal fill'd,
          And human with Divine.

2. Fulness of the Deity
          In Jesu's body dwells,
     Dwells in all His saints and me,
          When God His Son reveals:
     Father, manifest Thy Son,
And, conscious of the' incarnate Word,
     In our inmost souls make known
     The presence of the Lord.

3. Let the Spirit of our Head
          Through every member flow;
     By our Lord inhabited,
          We then Immanuel know:
     Then He doth His name express,
And God in us we truly prove,
     Fill'd with all the life of grace,
     And all the power of love.


Rev. Wesley created a second hymn based on this same verse of scripture, with the same name: Celebrate Immanuel's Name

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