Because Thou Hast Said

Because thou hast said "Do this for my sake,"

Author: Charles Wesley (1748)
Tune: PADERBORN (51123)
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1. Because thou hast said: "Do this for my sake,"
the mystical bread we gladly partake;
we thirst for the Spirit that flows from above,
and long to inherit thy fullness of love.

2. 'Tis here we look up and grasp at thy mind,
'tis here that we hope thine image to find;
the means of bestowing thy gifts we embrace;
but all things are owing to Jesus' grace.



Source: The United Methodist Hymnal #635

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Because thou hast said "Do this for my sake,"
Title: Because Thou Hast Said
Author: Charles Wesley (1748)
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Language: English
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs

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