Jesus, my Savior, Brother, FriendAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Jesus, my Savior, Brother, Friend,
On whom I cast my every care,
On whom for all things I depend,
Inspire, and then accept my prayer.
2 If I have tasted of thy grace,
The grace that sure salvation brings;
If with me now thy Spirit stays,
And hov'ring hides me in his wings.
3 Still let him with my weakness stay,
Nor for a moment’s space depart;
Evil and danger turn away,
And keep, till he renews my heart.
4 When to the right or left I stray,
His voice behind me may I hear,
"Return, and walk in Christ thy way,
Fly back to Christ, for sin is near."
5 Jesus, I fain would walk in thee,
From nature’s every path retreat;
Thou art my way, my leader be,
And set upon the rock my feet.
6 Uphold me, Savior, or I fall;
O reach me out thy gracious hand:
Only on thee for help I call;
Only by faith in thee I stand.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #121
Jesu, my Saviour, Brother, Friend. C. Wesley. [Jesus All in All.] First published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 214, in 15 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Watch in all things" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 271). In 1780 J. Wesley divided stanzas i.-xi. into two hymns, and gave them in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as (1) "Jesu, my Saviour, Brother, Friend" (No. 303); and (2) "Pierce, fill me with an humble fear" (No. 304). This arrangement is repeated in the revised edition, 1875, and other collections. In several American Unitarian hymn-books the first part is altered to "Great God, my Father, and my friend"; and in some Presbyterian collections as "Great God, our Father, and our Friend"; but the use of these forms has not extended to Great Britain; neither has that in the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849, No. 586, which is composed of stanzas vi. vii., and begins "Jesu, I fain would walk in Thee." In the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849, Pt. ii. begins, "Lord, fill me with an humble fear."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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