Great God, now condescend

Great God, now condescend

Author: John Fellows
Tune: INVERNESS
Published in 128 hymnals

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1 Great God, now condescend
To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend
To thy victorious grace!

2 O what a vast delight
Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite
to lead their souls to thee.

3 Dear Lord, thy Spirit pour
Upon our infant seed;
O bring the long'd-for happy hour
That makes them thine indeed.

4 May they receive thy word,
Confess the Saviour's name;
Then follow their despised Lord
Through the baptismal stream.

5 Thus let our favour'd race
Surround thy sacred board,
There to adore thy sovereign grace,
And sing their dying lord.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #658

Author: John Fellows

Fellows, John. Date of birth unknown; d. 1785. He was the author of the following:— (1) Grace Triumphant, a Sacred Poem in nine books, 1770; (2) Bromsgrove Elegy, in blank verse, on the Death of Rev. G. Whitefield, 1771; (3) An Elegy on the Death of Dr. Gill, 1771; (4) Hymns on Believers' Baptism, Birmingham, 1773; (5) The Apostle Paul's Defence before Felix, in verse, 1775; (6) Hymns in a great variety of Metres, on the Perfection of the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 1776; (7) The History of the Holy Bible, attempted in easy verse, 4 vols., 1777; (8) Six Instructive Views of Believers' Baptism, a tract published both separately and as an Introduction to the 2nd edition of his “Hymns on Believers' Baptism" 1777; (9) A Fa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, now condescend
Author: John Fellows

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Great God, now condescend. J. Fellows. [Holy Baptism.] Appeared in his Infants Devoted to God, but not Baptized, 1773, No. 22, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1787, 5 stanzas were given in Rippon's Baptist Selection, as No. 336, and this has become the recognised form of the hymn. It is in extensive use, especially in America, and is one of the best known of Fellows's hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #250Page Scan
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Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #56Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #658Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d266
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