1 TRUE and faithful Witness, thee,
O Jesus, we receive;
Fulness of the Deity,
In all thy people live!
First begotten from the dead,
Call forth thy living witnesses;
King of saints, thine empire spread
O'er all the ransomed race.
2 Grace, the fountain of all good,
Ye happy saints receive,
With the streams of peace o'erflowed,
With all that God can give;
He who is, and was, in peace,
And grace, and plenitude of power,
Comes your favoured souls to bless,
And never leave you more!
3 Let the Spirit before his throne,
Mysterious One and Seven,
In his various gifts sent down,
Be to the churches given;
Let the pure seraphic joy
From Jesus Christ, the Just, descend;
Holiness without alloy,
And bliss that ne'er shall end.