Worship and thanks and blessingAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1. Worship, and thanks, and blessing,
And strength ascribe to Jesus!
Jesus alone defends His own,
When earth and hell oppress us!
Jesus with joy we witness
Almighty to deliver;
Our seals set to, that God is true,
And reigns a King for ever.
2. Omnipotent Redeemer,
Our ransomed souls adore Thee;
Our Savior Thou, we find it now,
And give Thee all the glory.
We sing Thine arm unshortened,
Brought through our sore temptation;
With heart and voice in Thee rejoice,
The God of our salvation.
3. Thine arm hath safely brought us
A way no more expected,
Than when Thy sheep passed through the deep,
By crystal walls protected.
Th glory was our rearward,
Thy hand our lives did cover,
And we, e’en we, have passed the sea,
And marched triumphant over.
4. Save as devoted Peter
Betwixt the soldiers sleeping,
Like sheep we lay to wolves a prey,
Yet still in Jesus’ keeping.
Thou from th’infernal Herod,
And Jewish expectation,
Hast set us free! All praise to Thee
O God of our salvation.
5. The world and Satan’s malice
Thou, Jesus, hast confounded;
And, by Thy grace, with songs of praise
Our happy souls resounded.
Accepting our deliverance,
We triumph in Thy favor,
And for the love which now we prove,
Shall praise Thy name forever.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7630
Worship, and thanks, and blessing. C. Wesley. [Confidence in Jesus.] This hymn "Written alter a Deliverance in a Tumult," first appeared in Hymns for those that Seek, and those that have Redemption, &c, 1747, in 6 stanzas of 10 lines. Of these stanzas i.-iv. and vi. were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book in 1800. In an edition subsequent to that of 1809, stanza iv. was also omitted, and in the revised edition, 1875, this form in 4 stanzas is retained. Original text Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. pp. 237-9. It has been suggested that the "tumult" referred to was that which took place at Wednesbury, October 26, 1743. Although this is quite probable it yet lacks certain proof. See G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 211.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #574a||Worship, and thanks, and blessing||Worship, and thanks, and blessing||DYING STEPHEN||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #574b||Worship, and thanks, and blessing||Worship, and thanks, and blessing||DELIVERANCE||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Small Church Music #6638||Deliverance||Worship, and thanks and blessing||DELIVERANCE||Charles Wesley|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7630||Worship, and Thanks, and Blessing||Worship, and thanks, and blessing||WORSHIP (Haydn)||Charles Wesley||77.87 D||<cite>Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ</cite>, 1747|