None is like Jeshurun's God

None is like Jeshurun's God

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: JESHURUN
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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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None is like Jeshurun's God. C. Wesley. [Safety in God.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 248, in 9 stanzas of 8 lines, and based on Deut. xxxiii. 26, &c. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 205.) It was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 395, with the omission of stanza vii.-ix., and the alteration in stanza ii. of:—

“God hath underneath thee spread
His everlasting arms,"

to:—

" Round thee and beneath are spread
The everlasting arms."

The alteration in the same stanza of "Sinner! what hast thou to dread?" to "Israel, what hast thou," &c, has been traced to a copy of the Wesleyan Hymn Book of 1797. The hymn, usually with these changes, is in common use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Small Church Music #2689
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