Jesus, thou all redeeming LordAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Jesus, Thou all redeeming Lord,
Thy blessing we implore,
Open the door to preach thy Word,
The great, effectual door.
2 Gather the outcasts in, and save
From sin and Satan’s pow'r!
And let them now acceptance have,
And know their gracious hour.
3 Lover of souls, thou know'st to prize
What thou hast bought so dear;
Come then, and in thy people’s eyes
With all thy wounds appear!
4 Appear, as when of old confest
The suff'ring Son of God;
And let them see thee in thy vest
But newly dipt in blood.
5 The stony from their hearts remove,
Thou, who for all hast dy'd;
Shew them the tokens of thy love,
Thy feet, thy hands, thy side!
6 Thy feet were nail'd to yonder tree
To trample down their sin;
Thy hands they all stretch'd out may see,
To take the murd'rers in.
7 Thy side an open fountain is,
Where all may freely go,
And drink the living streams of bliss,
And wash them white as snow.
8 Ready thou art the blood t' apply,
And prove the record true;
And all thy wounds to sinners cry,
"I suffer'd this for you!"
Jesus, Thou all-redeeming Lord, Thy blessing, &c. C. Wesley. [General. ] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., p. 316, in 18 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Before Preaching to the Colliers in Leicestershire" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 121). In 1780 two hymns compiled, with slight alterations, therefrom: (1) "Jesus, Thou all-redeeming Lord," being stanzas i., ii., iv., v., vi.-ix.; (2) "Lovers of pleasure more than God: being stanzas xi., xii., xvii., xviii., were included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, Nos. 34, 35, and continued in subsequent editions. Also found in other collections. In addition to these, a cento beginning “Lover of souls, Thou well canst prize," is given in Kennedy, 1863, No. 627. It is compiled from the Wesleyan Hymn Book, pt. i., as above, stanzas iii.-viii., with slight alterations and a doxology.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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