Jesus, from whom all blessings flow

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1 Jesus, from whom all blessings flow,
Great builder of thy church below,
If now thy Spirit moves my breast,
Hear and fulfil thine own request.

2 The few that truly call thee Lord,
And wait thy sanctifying word,
And thee their utmost Saviour own,
Unite, and perfect them in one.

3 O let them all thy mind express,
Stand forth thy chosen witnesses:
Thy pow'r unto salvation show,
And perfect holiness below.

4 In them let all mankind behold
How Christians liv'd in days of old;
Mighty their envious foes to move,
A proverb of reproach — and love.

5 O might my lot be cast with these,
The least of Jesu’s witnesses!
O that my Lord would count me meet
To wash his dear disciples feet!

6 This only thing do I require:
Thou know'st ’tis all my heart’s desire;
Freely what I receive to give,
The servant of thy church to live.

7 After my lowly Lord to go,
And wait upon thy saints below,
Enjoy the grace to angels giv'n,
And serve the royal heirs of heav'n.

8 Lord, if I now thy drawing feel,
And ask according to thy will;
Confirm the pray'r, the seal impart,
And speak the answer to my heart.

9 Tell me, or thou shalt never go,
"Thy prayer is heard; it shall be so."
The word hath pass'd thy lips, and I,
Shall with thy people live and die.

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

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 >



First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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