Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Father, Son and Holy Ghost " lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Father, Son and Holy Ghost ", Charles Edward Stephens (March 18, 1821-July 13, 1891),
was born in St. Marylebone, London, England and
became famous as a director of the Philharmonic Society, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Charles Edward Stephens (March 18, 1821 to
July 13, 1891)
Hymn Category: Baptism & Christening Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Whom one all-perfect God we own"
First Publication Date:
Father, Son and Holy Ghost Lyrics
Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Whom one all-perfect God we own,
Restorer of Thine image lost,
Thy various offices make known;
Display, our fallen souls to raise,
Thy whole economy of grace.
Jehovah in Three Persons, come,
And draw, and sprinkle us, and seal
Poor, guilty, dying worms, in whom
Thou dost eternal life reveal;
The knowledge of Thyself bestow,
And all Thy glorious goodness show.
Soon as our pardoned hearts believe
That Thou art pure, essential love,
The proof we in ourselves receive
Of the three witnesses above;
Sure, as the saints around Thy throne,
That Father, Word, and Spirit, are One.
O that we now, in love renewed,
Might blameless in Thy sight appear:
Wake we in Thy similitude,
Stamped with the Triune character;
Flesh, spirit, soul, to Thee resign,
And live and die entirely Thine!