Scripture Verse

Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16


Garret C. Wellesley (1735–1781)
Earl of Mornington

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 41–42.

Music: Morn­ing­ton ar­ranged from Gar­ret C. Well­es­ley, cir­ca 1760, in Da­vid’s Harp, by Ed­ward Mill­er, 1805 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)


Jesus, the Christ of God,
The Fa­ther’s bless­èd Son,
The Fa­ther’s bo­som Thine abode,
The Fa­ther’s love Thine own.

Jesus, the Lamb of God,
Who us from hell to raise
Hast shed Thy re­con­cil­ing blood;
We give Thee end­less praise.

God, and yet man, Thou art,
True God, true man art Thou;
Of man, and of man’s earth a part,
One with us Thou art now.

Great sac­ri­fice for sin,
Giver of life for life,
Restorer of the peace with­in,
True end­er of the strife.

To Thee, the Christ of God,
Thy saints ex­ult­ing sing;
The bear­er of our hea­vy load,
Our own anoint­ed king.

True lov­er of the lost,
From Heav’n Thou cam­est down,
To pay for souls the right­eous cost,
And claim them for Thine own.

Rest of the wea­ry, Thou!
To Thee, our rest, we come;
In Thee to find our dwell­ing now,
Our ev­er­last­ing home.