Holy and true and righteous, Lord

Holy and true and righteous, Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 57 hymnals

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1 Holy, and true, and righteous Lord,
I wait to prove thy perfect will!
Be mindful of thy gracious word,
And stamp me with thy Spirit’s seal.

2 Open my faith’s interior eye:
Display thy glory from above;
And all I am shall sink and die,
Lost in astonishment and love!

3 Confound, o’erpow'r me by thy grace:
I would be by myself abhorr'd:
All might, all majesty, all praise,
All glory be to Christ my Lord!

4 Now let me gain perfection’s height;
Now let me into nothing fall,
As less than nothing in thy sight,
And feel that Christ is all in all!

Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CVII

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: Holy and true and righteous, Lord
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain



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