John Wesley

(28 June 1703 - 2 March 1791 / Epworth, England)

Hymn XVIII: Father, Saviour of Mankind


Father, Saviour of mankind,
Who hast on me bestowed
An immortal soul, designed
To be the house of God;
Come, and now reside in me,
Never, never to remove;
Make me just and good, like thee,
And full of power and love.

Bid me in thy image rise,
A saint, a creature new,
True, and merciful, and wise,
And pure, and happy too.
This thy primitive design,
That I should in thee be blest,
Should within the arms divine
For ever, ever rest.

Let thy will on me be done;
Fulfil my heart's desire,
Thee to know and love alone,
And rise in raptures higher;
Thee, descending on a cloud,
When with ravished eyes I see,
Then I shall be filled with God
To all eternity!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Hannington Mumo (10/12/2010 2:22:00 AM)

    John Wesley(and may he rest in undisturbed tranquillity) remains a foremost hymnist and poet of all times! (Report) Reply

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