Come, let us who in Christ believe

Come, let us who in Christ believe

Author: Charles Wesley
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1. Come, let us, who in Christ believe,
Our common Savior praise,
To Him with joyful voices give
The glory of His grace.

2. He now stands knocking at the door
Of every sinner’s heart;
The worst need keep Him out no more,
Or force Him to depart.

3. Through grace we hearken to Thy voice,
Yield to be saved from sin;
In sure and certain hope rejoice,
That Thou wilt enter in.

4. Come quickly in, Thou heavenly guest,
Nor ever hence remove;
But sup with us, and let the feast
Be everlasting love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1005

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: Come, let us who in Christ believe
Author: Charles Wesley


Come, let us who in Christ believe. C. Wesley. [Praise to Christ.] Appeared in his Hymns on God's Everlasting Love, 2nd Series, Lond. 1741, No. 8, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, stanzas i., xii., xiii., xiv. were given as No. 200. This cento has been repeated in various collections in Great Britain and America, and is the received form of the hymn. See Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, No. 208, and the American Methodist Episcopal Hymnal , 1878, No. 28 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 64).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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