O Father of glory, now grant unto me

O Father of glory, now grant unto me
A spirit of wisdom, a spirit to see;
O give unto me the full knowledge of Him,
Enlight’ning the eyes of my heart deep within.
O show me that Christ is the hope of Thy call—
O glorious hope, Christ will fill all in all!
Reveal Him—the riches of glory in us—
As God’s own inheritance. How glorious!
O God of our Lord Jesus, let me perceive
Th’ exceeding great pow’r unto us who believe,
The power that raised Christ, Thy Son, from the dead
And made Him o’er all, to His Body, the Head.
O God, Thou hast wrought all this pow’r into Christ,
Who now lives in me as my Person, my life.
O grant revelation, dear Father, to see
This transcending pow’r is a Person in me.
O Christ is the hope, He’s the glory and power;
So Christ I must take as my Person each hour.
Then in me such power will be exercised,
My hope and God’s glory will be realized.

This wonderful person lives in me! Lord be my person today! I don't want to live in myself anymore. I want to be found in you.


Long Beach, CA, United States

This hymn is like a meditation on the depths of truth in Ephesians 1. There are so many good points that are mentioned in this hymn: a spirit of wisdom and revelation, the hope of God's calling, the glory of His inheritance in the saints, the enlightening of the eyes of our hearts, etc.

We need to pray in this way daily to see more of God's economy and to experience the riches of Christ in our living. Hallelujah for the revelation in Ephesians 1!