Philanthropy (William Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-25). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 66 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Published in 1786 with the first stanza of Relly's hymn; the other four stanzas have been added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-25). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Published in 1786 with the first stanza of Relly's hymn; the other four stanzas have been added below.
Original text and translations
Jesus, the Savior from above,
The Father's deep, descending Love
Reached us, the lower parts of earth,
And raised us to a heavenly birth :
He who ascends to glory is the same,
As humbled to the earth, from heaven came.
Above the highest heavens far,
Earth's lower parts now risen are ;
When God, who put our nature on,
Ascended, the triumphant Man,
Where thrones, dominions, powers, and angels fall
Before His Face, as filling all in all.
Pre-eminence to Jesus given,
To fill all things in earth and heaven
The dispensation now is come,
When God has gathered all things home;
All things in love are gathered into one,
Where heaven and earth make one beloved Son.
Now Jesus fills all things, we know;
All things above, and all below;
That He fills all things, we are sure,
Hence all things now to us are pure:
In faith's idea no vacuum we find,
For he fills all, as God's eternal Mind.
Nothing but Jesus now we view;
Old things are lost, and all things new:
He fills our heart, our eye, our ear,
And nought but Jesus doth appear.
O holy Mystery! Here ends our want,
Our griefs, our sorrows, troubles, and complaint.