Thy Everlasting Truth

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1 Thy everlasting truth,
Father, thy ceaseless love,
sees all thy chldren's wants,
and knows what best for each will prove.

2 Thou ev'rywhere hast sway,
and all things serve thy might;
thy ev'ry act pure blessing is,
thy path unsullied light.

3 Thou seest our weakness, Lord;
our hearts are known to thee;
O lift thou up the sinking hand,
confirm the feeble knee.

4 Let us in life, in death,
thy steadfast will declare,
and publish with our latest breath
thy love and guardian care.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #150

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gr√§fenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy everlasting truth, Father
Title: Thy Everlasting Truth
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1863)
Translator: John Wesley (1737)
Source: Befiehl du deine Wegen
Language: English