Maker, in Whom We Live

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1 Father in whom we live,
in whom we are and move,
the glory, power, and praise receive
of thy creating love.
Let all the angel throng
give thanks to God on high,
while earth repeats the joyful song,
and echoes to the sky.

2 Incarnate Deity,
let all the ransomed race
render in thanks their lives to thee
for thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed
ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
and cry: 'Salvation to our God,
salvation to the Lamb!'

3 Spirit of holiness,
let all thy saints adore
thy sacred energy, and bless
thine heart-renewing power.
Not angel tongues can tell
thy love's ecstatic height,
the glorious joy unspeakable,
the beatific sight.

4 Eternal triune Lord!
Let all the hosts above,
let all the sons of men, record
and dwell upon thy love.
When heaven and earth are fled
before thy glorious face,
sing all the saints thy love hath made
thine everlasting praise.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #626

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >


Father, in Whom we live. C. Wesley. [Holy Trinity.] First published in his Hymns for those that Seek, and those that Have Redemption, &c, 1747, No. 34, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "To the Trinity." In 1776 Toplady included it in his Psalms & Hymns, No. 349, and thus brought it into use in the Church of England. It was included unaltered in the Wesleyan Hymn Book in 1797, and retained in the revised edition of 1875, No. 253. It is also in several American hymn-books. A portion of the cento "Father of all, to Thee; Let endless," &c. (q.v.) is taken from this hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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