Happy soul, that free from harmsAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Happy soul, that free from harms,
Rests within his Shepherd’s arms!
Who his quiet shall molest?
Who shall violate his rest?
Jesus doth his spirit bear;
Jesus takes his ev'ry care;
He who found the wand'ring sheep,
Jesus still delights to keep.
2 O that I might so believe,
Stedfastly to Jesus cleave;
On his holy love rely,
Smile at the destroyer nigh;
Free from sin and servile fear,
Have my Jesus ever near;
All his care rejoice to prove,
All his paradise of love.
3 Jesus, seek thy wand'ring sheep,
Bring me back, and lead, and keep;
Take on Thee my ev'ry care;
Bear me on thy bosom bear.
Let me know my Shepherd’s voice,
More and more in thee rejoice;
More and more of thee receive,
Ever in thy spirit live:
4 Live, till all thy life I know,
Perfect through my Lord, below;
Gladly then from earth remove,
Gather'd to the fold above;
O that I at last may stand
With the sheep at thy right-hand;
Take the crown so freely giv'n;
Enter in by thee to heav'n.
Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #XXXIX
Happy [saint] soul that free from harms. C. Wesley. [Prayer to the Good Shepherd.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, No. 106, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, as No. 4 of "Hymns for those that wait for full Redemption." (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 293) In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, it was given with the omission of stanzas ii., iii., and repeated in the revised edition, 1875, No. 13. In Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book, 1856 and 1872, it reads, "Happy saint that free from harms"; and in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 550, stanzas vi.-x. are given as, "Jesus, seek Thy wandering sheep."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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