Charles Wesley

(18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788 / Epworth, England)

Quotations

  • ''And am I born to die?
    To lay this body down?
    And must my trembling spirit fly
    Into a world unknown?''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn-writer. "Hymn XLI," l. 1-4, A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists, London, J. Paramore (1780).
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  • ''I rise superior to my pain,
    When I am weak then I am strong;''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn writer. Wrestling Jacob (l. 33-34). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Lame as I am, I take the prey,
    Hell, earth, and sin with ease o'ercome;
    I leap for joy, pursue my way,
    And as a bounding hart fly home,
    Through all eternity to prove,
    Thy nature, and Thy name is Love.''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn writer. Wrestling Jacob (l. 79-84). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn-writer. Published in The Hymnal (1982). "Come Thou Long-expected Jesus," l. 1-4.
  • ''Jesus, Lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly,
    While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high;
    Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, Till the storm of life be past;
    Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last.''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn-writer. "Hymn #143," l. 1-4, Hymns and Sacred Poems (1740).
  • ''"Christ, the Lord is ris'n to Day,"
    Sons of Men and Angels say,
    Raise your Joys and Triumphs high,
    Sing ye Heav'ns, and Earth reply.''
    Charles Wesley (1707-1788), British hymn-writer. "Hymn for Easter Day," l. 1-4, pp.209-211, Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739).

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Jesus, We Look To Thee

Jesus, we look to Thee,
Thy promised presence claim;
Thou in the midst of us shall be,
Assembled in Thy Name.

Thy Name salvation is,
Which here we come to prove;
Thy Name is life, and health, and peace,
And everlasting love.

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