Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1 Peter 1:3-5,15,17,22-25a
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Blessed be the God and Father (1834) by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Performed by Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London, in Grote of Eusebiuskerk (Great or Eusebius Church), Arnhem, Netherlands (1988)
MP3: Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father, performed by Magdalen College Choir & John Harper; From the Album The English Anthem Anthology, Volume I (1540-1870)
For SATB, Organ Accompaniment. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.
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