How Dreadful Is The Place

How dreadful is the place Where God appoints to meet

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: [The Church of God is one]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 How dreadful is the place
Where God appoints to meet
Sinners that humbly seek His face,
And tremble at His feet.
Where to th’assembled crowd
His promised grace is given:
This is the solemn house of God,
This is the gate of Heaven!

2 His ordinance divine
He now vouchsafes to own,
Blessings herein and duties join,
And God and Man is One:
The sacramental rite
Which Jesus’ love commands
Heaven and earth by faith t’unite
Like Jacob’s ladder stands.

3 On this mysterious tree
Where our Redeemer hung,
Descending and ascending see
The bright angelic throng!
They fill the hallowed place
While we His death record,
And lost in silent wonder gaze
At our expiring Lord.

4 By Jesus’ cross sustained
Our souls to Heaven aspire,
Blessings by Jesus’ cross descend
And raise our raptures higher.
The ministers of grace
Swift to our succor move,
Our guardians fill the middle space
And God appears above!

5 He calls us to the skies,
And lo! we spurn the ground,
Light on the sacred ladder rise,
And gain the topmost round;
Of everlasting life
The glorious pledge is given,
Another step shall end the strife,
And lodge us all in Heaven!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10395

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: How dreadful is the place Where God appoints to meet
Title: How Dreadful Is The Place
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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