Scripture Verse

Kill, and eat. Acts 10:13

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: From Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, by John & Charles Wes­ley (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1739), pag­es 31–32.

Music: Par­ker Karl P. Har­ring­ton, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Karl P. Harrington
(1861–1953)

Lyrics

Fountain of being, source of good!
At whose almighty breath
The creature proves our bane or food
Dispensing life or death:

Thee we address with humble fear;
Vouchsafe Thy gifts to crown;
Father of all, Thy children hear,
And send a blessing down.

O, may our souls for ever pine
Thy grace to taste and see;
Athirst for righteousness divine,
And hungry after Thee!

For this we lift our longing eyes
We wait the gracious word:
Speak, and our hearts from earth shall rise,
And feed upon the Lord.